The “Association of Friends of the Environment” celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity by organizing an exposition on this year’s theme, “Biodiversity and Climate Change.” This exposition took place at Biskra University in parallel with the day’s activities organized by the wilayas' Environmental Divisions. To reach a greater target audience, the exposition was moved to the Community Arts Centre where it remained from the 23 to the 26 May. Banners of different colors were placed in various areas in order to attract the attention of passersby. An information kit was presented to the Secretary General upon his visit to the expo.
The Ministry of Environment and Territory Planning, in collaboration with the Environmental Divisions of the 48 wilayas, prepared several awareness raising activities to celebrate IBD. The Ministry produced a brochure related to this year’s theme, issued the CBD poster on IBD, presented the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore, and prepared a course on awareness of climate change and biodiversity which was, and continues to be, presented in all the schools. The various wilayas held different activities such as awareness campaigns, observation of rare bird species, round table discussions on the radio, and exhibitions.