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ACS Green Chemistry Institute
The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is to enable and catalyze the implementation of green chemistry and engineering principles into all aspects of the global chemical enterprise.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is a key partner in the development and operation of the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). They develop and maintain the Canadian version of the ITIS Web site, provide taxonomic specialists who contribute to data development in ITIS, and cooperate with the U.S. ITIS partners in planning and developing enhancements to ITIS.
Subject(s): Research and Science; Agricultural Biodiversity

Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network
Ontario’s Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN) is a multisectoral collaboration of organizations, government departments and industries whose mission is to support and enhance the development and delivery of biodiversity education and awareness efforts by: supplying consistent messages, linking to sector- and age-appropriate content, and assisting where possible in program development and delivery. Identified audiences are engaged in learning, discussion, advocacy and action.
Subject(s): International Year of Biodiversity - 2010; Communication, Education and Public Awareness

Since its inception in 2007, BiodiversityMatters chooses one Biodiversity Youth Initiative to focus on annually. Last year, we proudly hosted the Second International Youth Symposium for Biodiversity, in Ottawa, Canada. Nine countries were invited to participate in partnership with HabitatNet from New Hampshire, USA. In 2010, we are supporting the development of a Youth Accord on Biodiversity to be presented at COP 10, in Japan. Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots, the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), and several Canadian Institutions and NGOs are partners with this initiative.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility - Canada
As a member of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Canada is exploring new ways to improve the organization, exchange, correlation, and availability of primary data on biological species of interest to Canadians. By enhancing access to these data, CBIF provides a valuable resource that supports a wide range of social and economic decisions including efforts to conserve our biodiversity in healthy ecosystems, use our biological resources in sustainable ways, and monitor and control pests and diseases.
Subject(s): Clearing-House Mechanism

Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association
Biosphere reserves in Canada are ecologically significant regions that promote sustainability and conservation by engaging all community stakeholders. Recognized by UNESCO, they support research, share the resulting knowledge broadly and inform policy-makers. Biosphere reserves address one of the most challenging issues we face today: how to maintain the health of natural ecosystems while meeting needs of communities.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Canadian Business and Biodiversity Council
The Council aims to help Canada achieve its biodiversity conservation objectives by assisting Canadian businesses that are prepared to show leadership in biodiversity conservation through managing their facilities and activities in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment - Canada
CCME is comprised of the environment ministers from the federal, provincial and territorial governments. These 14 ministers normally meet at least once a year to discuss national environmental priorities and determine work to be carried out under the auspices of CCME. The Council seeks to achieve positive environmental results, focusing on issues that are national in scope and that require collective attention by a number of governments.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Canadian Environmental Network
For more than thirty years, the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) has been facilitating networking between environmental organizations and others who share its mandate - To Protect the Earth and Promote Ecologically Sound Ways of Life. The RCEN works directly with concerned citizens and organizations striving to protect, preserve and restore the environment, and to affect how society thinks about environmental issues.

Media Release: The Canadian Environmental Network Announces Major Biodiversity Initiatives for 2010

Top 12 Success stories
Subject(s): Exchange of Information

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Quebec Chapter
La SNAP est la voix canadienne pour la protection de la nature depuis 1963. Les idées créatives, la recherche scientifique et le dévouement de centaines de bénévoles et une cinquantaine d'employés ont permis à la SNAP de jouer un rôle capital dans la protection de plus de 45 millions d'hectares au pays. Nous parvenons à nos buts par le biais de l'éducation et la sensibilisation, ainsi que par la coopération avec des organismes environnementaux, les Premières Nations, le gouvernement, l'industrie, les communautés locales et autres. La SNAP compte 13 sections régionales à travers le Canada et un bureau national à Ottawa.

Dans le cadre des célébrations de l’Année internationale de la biodiversité, la SNAP Québec publie mensuellement un communiqué de presse faisant état d’une espèce animale vivant au Québec et dont le statut est classée menacée ou vulnérable.

David without borders
For 12 months, the explorers David Aimé and David Fabrega will travel around the world with a High Definition camera in order to gather the most current information from local entrepreneurs, scientists, and communities on biodiversity inspired projects. These projects will have a great impact on both regional and national regions.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

Earth Day Quebec
The mission of Earth Day Québec is to stimulate and improve the positive action of individuals, organizations and companies in favour of the environment: It is Celebration through Action on April 22 and every day!

Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970 thanks to American Senator Gaylord Nelson. In encouraging students to organize various environment awareness projects around them, Mr. Nelson unwittingly launched the important international movement we know today. More than 1 billion people in more than 120 countries swing into action each year within the framework of Earth Day. In Québec, we have celebrated this event since 1995 by organizing many activities throughout the province.

Celebrate Earth Day through action and visit the site to find more about it! You can check the Activities Calendar, participate in contests or simply obtain information. Make every day Earth Day!

Podcasts - Balado biodiversité
  1. La biodiversité… en ville?
  2. Cultiver... la ville!
  3. Apprendre la vie... en ville!
  4. Rafraichir la ville!
  5. L'aménagement urbain, c'est naturel!
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

Eco Canada
ECO Canada is an industry-led human resources organization for environmental careers
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Environment Canada
Environment Canada's mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment; conserve Canada's renewable resources; conserve and protect Canada's water resources; forecast weather and environmental change; enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Exchange of Information; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Tourism and Biodiversity; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Health and Biodiversity; Research and Science

Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade
FAST is an internationally focused, member driven, non-profit association, the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) represents financial institutions and sustainable producers dedicated to sustainable production, and trade of sustainable products.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Forest Products Association of Canada
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. FPAC represents the largest Canadian producers of forest products Members are responsible for 66% of certified forest lands in Canada. Third-party certification of member companies’ forest practices is a condition of membership in the Association — a world first.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

GaïaPresse est un organisme sans but lucratif agissant comme Pôle d'information et d’éducation dans le domaine de l'environnement au Québec, au Canada, et à l’international. Il s’agit d’un lieu de convergence pour qui recherche de l’information objective, crédible et complète sur les enjeux environnementaux qui occupent l’actualité.

Afin de sensibiliser l'opinion et de renforcer la prise de conscience sur l'importance de sauvegarder la biodiversité, GaïaPresse développe un dossier spécial sur la biodiversité. Très complet, ce dossier permettra d'informer des milliers de lecteurs sur l'état de la biodiversité et des conséquences de son déclin dans le monde, en plus de proposer des pistes de solutions.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

Get to Know
The Robert Bateman Get to Know (G2K) Program has connected hundreds of thousands of young people with nature by encouraging them to “get to know” their wild neighbours. G2K envisions a global shift in thinking, towards an understanding that conserving biodiversity is our shared responsibility. We are revolutionizing the way in which young people connect with nature in their daily lives: at home, in the classroom—anywhere they go. The program is characterized by a dynamic youthful energy. G2K utilizes the latest technology to present young people with active, engaging, interactive, and highly enjoyable learning experiences in nature. More information can be found by clicking here.

IDRC Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (SUB) Program Initiative - Canada
This site provides information about the research program initiative Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (SUB), at Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). This program initiative supports research that aims to enhance the capacity of local and indigenous peoples to protect, access and sustainably use biodiversity and knowledge of biodiversity. Program initiatives are the Centre's primary programing unit for funding research in developing countries. Managed by a multidisciplinary team from within the Centre, they are working networks that link Southern and Northern researchers to address specific research problems and set a research agenda. By linking all the parties involved in the research process, IDRC hopes to add to the likelihood of success. Because of their multidisciplinary focus, program initiatives will often address issues that fall under several themes
Subject(s): Sustainable Use of Biodiversity; Business and Biodiversity

IKANAWTIKET in Mi’kmaq loosely translates to pathfinder. Sharing our Aboriginal eco-centric world view about interconnectedness, interdependency, and respect for Mother Earth is our work.

IKANAWTIKET promotes respect for our Mother Earth through:
  • education about biodiversity and Aboriginal Peoples;
  • sharing information about opportunities and obstacles for Aboriginal Peoples involvement in biodiversity issues;
  • connecting and linking like-minded individuals;
  • forming partnerships between leaders on issues of conservation, sustainable use, and access & benefit sharing with Aboriginal Peoples; and
  • encouraging the involvement of Aboriginal Peoples to make our voice heard.
Subject(s): Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j); United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Institut de l’énergie et de l’environnement de la Francophonie
The Institute's mission is to contribute to build national capacity building developing partnerships in the fields of energy and the environment.
Subject(s): Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Biodiversity for Development; Climate Change and Biodiversity

Intergrated Taxonomic Information System - Canada
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) is a partnership of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican agencies, other organizations, and taxonomic specialists cooperating on the development of an on-line, scientifically credible, list of biological names focusing on the biota of North America. ITIS is also a participating member of Species 2000, an international project indexing the world's known species.
Subject(s): Invasive Alien Species; Global Taxonomy Initiative; Clearing-House Mechanism

International Development Research Centre - Canada
IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
Subject(s): Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity; Scientific and Technical Cooperation; Biodiversity for Development; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j)

International Economic Forum of the Americas/ Conference of Montreal
The International Economic Forum of the Americas/ Conference of Montreal is committed to heighten knowledge and awareness of the major issues of economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the relations between the Americas and other continents. The Forum also strives to foster exchanges of information, to promote free discussion on major current economic issues and facilitate meetings between world leaders to encourage international discourse by bringing together Heads of State, the private sector, international organizations and civil society.

Islands Trust - Canada
The Islands Trust is a federation of 13 independent local governments and is home to an exceptional variety of species of birds, marine life, wildlife and plants. The Trust Area covers 5,200 square kilometres of islands and waters between Canada’s Pacific coast mainland and Vancouver Island, including 13 major islands and more than 450 smaller islands. The Islands Trust is responsible for preserving and protecting the area in cooperation with other agencies. In addition to the usual local government functions such as planning and regulating land use, the Islands Trust has a land conservancy protecting 77 properties and provides stewardship education programs.

The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) is a partnership of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican agencies, other organizations, and taxonomic specialists cooperating on the development of an on-line, scientifically credible, list of biological names focusing on the biota of North America. ITIS is also a participating member of Species 2000, an international project indexing the world's known species.<br><ul><li><a href=" ">French site</a></ul>
Subject(s): Clearing-House Mechanism; Global Taxonomy Initiative

Kiff media
Kiff media is a media agency, marketing and communications, specializing in Street Marketing and Guerrilla Marketing.

It is present at all levels of communication, creating a visual identity to the full implementation of an advertising campaign, from designing websites and creating events.

All this is possible through the panel of products offered by the agency. It makes mobile advertising in the streets with scooters and tuk tuk, uses a new type of billboards.

It operates several concepts to create a memorable publicity stunt, as the Flashmob and StuntMedia.

Le projet Québec-Costa Rica
Une approche intégrée de développement du territoire basée sur les services écosystémiques favorise la conservation de la biodiversité tout en permettant la présence des populations humaines. Le projet Québec-Costa Rica a pour objectifs de développer un S.I.G. de la biodiversité et l’élaboration d’une méthodologie de transfert de techniques, coopération et création de capacités vers la communauté de Gandoca en accord avec les principes de l’Agenda 21 Local. Cette expédition scientifique permet à une équipe d’étudiants du Cégep de l’Outaouais issus de 5 programmes d’études d’intégrer leurs compétences et de mettre en valeur la biodiversité et contribuer à sa conservation.

Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Mining Association of Canada
The Mining Association of Canada is the national association of the Canadian mining industry. In 2004, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) was launched to improve social, environmental and economic performance. TSM is a set of tools and indicators to drive performance and ensure that mining risks are managed responsibly at members’ facilities.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Monsieur Reptile
Mr. Reptile is a mobile zoo located in Trois-Rivières (Quebec) who offers services related to reptiles like animations and educational exhibitions. Our mission is to make reptiles and knowledge related to it while encouraging responsible behaviour in relation to the environment. The company has various business areas : animation, exhibition and training. By those activities, we inform and educate people to change their behaviour towards the environment and wildlife by taking action for the conservation of reptiles.

Mr. Reptile is mainly for educational, informative or entertainment needs. Primary and secondary schools, events, festivals and various youth groups that require the services to improve their programming.

Mr. Reptile zoo reflect its social and environmental performance for sustainable development.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Montreal International
Montréal International (MI) is a non-profit organization created in 1996 as a result of a private-public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the economic development of Greater Montréal and enhance its international status. MI is financed by some 100 members from the private and institutional sectors, as well as the Governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the City of Montréal.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private, non-profit organization working for the direct protection of Canada's biodiversity through purchase, donation or the placement of conservation agreements on ecologically significant lands. NCC protects areas of biological diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of future generations.

Since 1962, NCC has protected close to two million acres (809,371 hectares) across the country, in partnership with other conservation groups, First Nations, non-profit organizations and governments. NCC works in communities across Canada and has offices in all 10 provinces.

North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an international organization created by Canada, Mexico and the United States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). The CEC was established to address regional environmental concerns, help prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and to promote the effective enforcement of environmental law. The Agreement complements the environmental provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Subject(s): Scientific and Technical Cooperation; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Invasive Alien Species; Island Biodiversity; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Chemicals and Pollution; Health and Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; Cooperation and Partnerships

Ocean Classroom Foundation
Ocean Classroom Foundation is an educational organization that provides programs of sea education and adventure for the youth of America aboard boats. Foundation is a leader in experiential education, with award-winning programs sailing from the Canadian Maritimes to the Caribbean Sea.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Ontario Biodiversity Council - Canada
Council members come from a variety of different backgrounds and represent industry, government and non-government organizations, Aboriginal communities, and conservation and environmental groups. Council believes that all citizens, communities and sectors fo society can play an important role in conserving the province’s biodiversity and making sure that our use of Ontario’s natural resources is sustainable.

Painting a New World
Painting a New World - Peindre un Nouveau Monde (PNMW) is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 by Agnes and Andre Chatelain.

We believe that art has the power to create positive change for the benefit and sustainability of communities locally and in developing countries.

The principal goals of The Gift of Art project are that students learn about important humanitarian issues and illustrate their creativity on their mural. They then engage local merchants and businesses to sponsor their art work thereby contributing directly to the aid of local and international communities. PNMW is proud to support International mural projects in Africa and Haiti. PNMW provides funding to local initiatives to employ artists to design and paint murals on school walls while engaging and educating children about their environment and future.

Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Partenaires du Parc Écologique de l’Archipel de Montréal
More than eighty organizations have joined in partnership to create a greenbelt for Montreal and southwestern Quebec, like those already achieved by other major North American urban centres. The goal of the project is to save a minimum of 12% of the maple-hickory forest domain (‘domaine de l’érablière à caryer’) that stretches from the Lower Laurentians to the US border and from Sûroit to Sorel. This ecological domain has the greatest biodiversity in all of Québec, but its unique species and habitats are in danger of being lost to urban development. The Parc Écologique de l’Archipel de Montréal will protect this natural heritage in pertetuity - in a greenbelt of forests and floodplains, wetlands and islands linked together by green corridors and streams, and the great rivers of south-western Québec (‘le Québec méridional’).

Pochette de Presse 09/11/2010

Royal Botanical Gardens
The objective of the Canadian Botanical Conservation Network (CBCN) is to preserve the biological diversity of Canada's of rare and endangered native plant species, wild habitats and ecosystems through the education and conservation programs
Subject(s): Global Taxonomy Initiative; United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is among the world’s leading museums of natural history, and of world cultures. Indeed, in combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to visitors and scholars from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association
The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve encompasses the 5 counties of Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Queens, and their 16 Municipalities, totaling 1,546,374 hectares. At our core we have the nationally protected Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and the provincially protected Tobeatic Wilderness Area, the largest in Atlantic Canada. The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association was designated in 2001 under the UNESCO MAB Program (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization- Man And the Biosphere Program), to promote sustainable development based on local community efforts and sound science.

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is a research centre located in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Its mandate is research, education and community action relating to large river systems, with a focus on the St. Lawrence River ecosystem. A non-governmental organization, the River Institute works with a wide variety of individuals, groups, agencies and communities to fulfill its environmental mission.
Subject(s): Inland Waters Biodiversity

The Columbia Basin Biodiversity Atlas
The Columbia Basin Biodiversity Atlas brings together maps and reports about species and ecosystems in Canada’s Columbia Basin headwaters. The maps and reports featured on the site provide access to recent research in the region, and enable the public to easily learn, understand, and help conserve biodiversity. The project is a partnership between the Selkirk College Geospatial Research Centre, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program for the Columbia Basin, the Columbia Basin Trust, The Nature Trust of BC, and FortisBC.
Subject(s): Exchange of Information

The Nature Trust of British Columbia
The Nature Trust of British Columbia is dedicated to conserving BC’s biological diversity through securement and management of ecologically significant lands.

The Robert Bateman Get to Know Program
The Robert Bateman Get to Know Program is committed to developing rewarding initiatives that inspire young people to spend time outdoors, connecting with their neighbours of other species. Get to Know is based on current research and Mr. Bateman’s philosophy that young people need to ‘get to know’ the names of their neighbours of other species if they are to care about the environment and become a passionate steward of the planet. We work with a diverse network of partners around the world to connect youth with nature and partner programs, providing vibrant and varied ‘gateway experiences’ to nature for the next generation.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

The Royal BC Museum
The Royal BC Museum Corporation is one of the foremost cultural institutions in the world. The museum was founded in 1886; the archives in 1894. In 2003 these two organizations integrated to become British Columbia's combined provincial museum and archives, collecting artifacts, documents and specimens of BC's natural and human history, safeguarding them for the future, and sharing them with the world.

Through research and education, we strive to broaden understanding about our province and inspire curiosity and wonder. We are passionate about sharing British Columbia's story with the millions of visitors who walk through our doors and explore our web site each year.

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Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Biodiversity Conservation Management
The Mining Association of Canada developed a Biodiversity Conservation Management protocol as part of the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. The protocol seeks to confirm that mining facilities have made formal commitments to manage biodiversity at their sites, that action plans for significant biodiversity aspects are implemented, and that biodiversity conservation reporting systems are in place to inform decision-making and to communicate their performance publicly.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Underwater Observation Network
The Underwater Observers Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is protecting the biodiversity of our aquatic environments, raising awareness and educating the public about its role and its importance.

To achieve its mission, the Rosma has prioritized the following areas:

1) Create and develop a georeferenced database on aquatic community.
2) Contribute to raising awareness and educating the public about the importance of species, ecosystems and maintaining their health.
3) Develop and / or facilitate access to tools to help identify species.
4) Facilitating access and dissemination of information collected.
5) Foster a closer networking between scientific communities and the public.
Subject(s): Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association
The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve (SNBR) is a UNESCO designated region which comprises a large portion of southwestern Nova Scotia, a province situated on Canada's Atlantic and Bay of Fundy coast. SNBRA represents coastal and inland ecosystems and encourages sustainable practices, conservation, and capacity building. The southwestern part of Nova Scotia not only has a diverse array of cultures but is a hotspot for biodiversity. The SNBR contains 75% of Nova Scotia’s species at risk. SNBRA supports conservation efforts by researchers, organizations, and volunteers and seeks a balanced relationship between nature and culture.

USC Canada
USC Canada was founded in 1945 by Dr Lotta Hitschmanova to provide humanitarian relief to refugees and other victims of human conflict. In the 1950s to 1970s, our work expanded to support newly independent countries in Asia and Africa.

From the late 1980s, USC has been supporting farming communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America through our award-winning Seeds of Survival program. Our approach is grounded in respect for the knowledge and skills that farmers have built up over generations.

We support their struggles to stay on the land, grow more food for their families, while respecting the environment and promoting crop biodiversity.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020
The da Vinci Arts and Science Environmental Leadership Program of 2010 is a group of 24 grade 11 students from across the Upper Grand District School Board. As a group we have agreed to take on a project to promote biodiversity. Life on Earth today consists of countless variations of life forms. As 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, our goal is to create artwork to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity. Our class has filled the empty spaces inside the city buses in Guelph, Ontario with our art that we donated. Our posters inform the public about biodiversity and encourage individuals to have a positive impact on, reduce threats towards and protect biodiversity. We would like to continue educating the public about biodiversity. We have set up this website to inform people about biodiversity. We hope that more and more people spread the word about declining biodiversity. We hope that people will become more aware about our planets biodiversity. We hope that people will not only make 2010 the year but extend "the year of biodiversity" into 2011 and even further into the future.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness