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Winners announced: Young Hands Together for Diversity International Biodiversity Art Competition

London, Montreal, Rome, 6 October 2010 – How do young people see life on Earth, the richness of ecosystems, the reasons underlying biodiversity loss and the actions required to stop this loss? Over 3,000 children and young people between 6 and 20 years of age from over 60 countries submitted artwork to a biodiversity art contest launched by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and Bioversity International. The contest was developed as part of a global youth education initiative on biodiversity in support of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

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