The celebrations for the International Day for Biological Diversity were held at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA).
The day’s events began with opening remarks by Mr. Volodymyr P. Morenets, Vice-President of the Scientific and Educational Department of NaUKMA, Mr. Ion-Krister Olander, Ambassador of Sweden in Ukraine, and Mr. Kostyantyn M. Sytnyk, Academician at the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine.
These were followed by 6 presentations on various topics including: Living Heritage of Carl Linnaeus; Biodiversity Conservation in Ukraine and Around the World; Palynological Investigations in NaUKMA; Biodiversity Conservation in Ukraine: Public Participation and Legal Aspects; Applied Aspects of Biodiversity Conservation; and The Tree of Life: A Modern View. The day ended with a discussion with all 82 participants, among which were found representatives of the Institute of Botany, the Institute of Zoology, lecturers and students of NaUKMA, and several NGOs.
Other activities carried out in celebration of IBD include: a photo competition on “Biodiversity As Seen Through the Student’s Eyes,” and the distribution of brochures and posters around the university campus.