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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species and the launch of the UK partnership supporting Biodiversity is Life - the International Year of Biodiversity 2010

Montreal, 1 December 2009 – On 24 November, Darwin200 partners—the British Council, the John R. Murray Charitable Trust and the Charles Darwin Trust—hosted the celebrations commemorating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin‘s On the Origin of the Species. The key theme of this event, held in the historic rooms at 50 Albemarle Street in London, from which it was first published on 24 November 1859, focused on how Darwin understood that he was seeking not the origin of species, but the nature of biological diversity. It was his work that set the research trajectory leading to our present-day understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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