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2010, YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY

 
 
The United Nations has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) and Biodiversity Day or the International Day of Biological Diversity (BD)or (IDB) will be celebrated on May 22 and it is on Saturday in all countries around the world. 
 
All nations are invited to celebrate this day. AFEYD, environmental structure of young people from CONGO will celebrate this day in partnership with Big global structures, two activities are envisaged: 
 
1 / - The planting of tree in Kinsoundi area in the school LOANGO Marine in partnership with ENO (in morning) 
2 / - Environmental education in the area of ORSTOM Chateau d'eau quarter ( in evening) in partenriat with Green Wave. NOTE : All these activities will be in Brazzaville and will be supported by the participation of private school la Médiane ,local elected officials of the country, Solar Africa society, AFD, the General Directions of Environment and Forest Economy, the Inspector in charge of youth of the town hall for Makélékélé Department of Brazzaville and many others. Further information will be given after May 22 
 
HISTORY OF THE CELEBRATION OF DAY OF THE BIODIVERSITY 
 
The day of biodiversity began to be celebrated from the International Biodiversity Convention signed between the UN and Green Wave, an environmental education structure from Canada. Since schools, young people groups and other community members affiliated to Green Wave celebrated every year on May 22 the day of biodiversity through awareness raising, tree planting and environmental education. 
 
Following negotiations between CBD Secretariat and United Nations to make this day international around the world, the United Nations have accepted and declared 2010 Year of Biodiversity and on May 22 the Day of biodiversity will be celebrated but this time globally,international day. And it will be the first time that this day will be celebrated worldwide. All countries, media are motivated 
So 2010 is a happy year for all living species and appointments in 2011, the year of forest. 
 
2010 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY: 
The biodiversity is life 
Biodiversity is our life 
Protect it 
 
So what is biodiversity?: All living species that exist on our planet and the diversity of natural ressources. 
 
May 22, International Day of Biodiversity: 
Theme: 
1Biodiversity is life, theme of UN. For more information visit: 
www.cbd.int and www.cbd.int/2010/about 
 
2 / - For schools, youth groups affiliated to Green Wave ..., the theme is: Biodiversity and Development. 
The main objective of the day is to raise awareness and facilitate understanding on biodiversity issues. 
For more information visit: 
www.greenwave.cbd.int 
 
INVITATION: 
The United Nations has declared 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and the value of biodiversity to our lives. The world is invited to take steps in 2010 to safeguard the diversity of life on earth: biodiversity. 
 
Message: 
We celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety 
of life on Earth. It is essential for the maintenance of natural living systems or 
ecosystems that provide us with food, fuel, health, wealth, and other vital services. 
Humans are part of biodiversity, too, and have the power to protect or destroy. 
Currently, our activities destroying biodiversity at an alarming rate. These losses 
are irreversible, impoverishes us all the support systems of life that we need. 
But we can protect it. We must reflect on our achievements to back 
biodiversity and focus on the pressing challenges ahead. It is now time to act. 
 
BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE !!!!! 
 
 
 
MAY, 22nd CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIOANAL DAY OF BIODIVERSITY ( IDB): 
 
AFEYD has celebrated the International Day of Biodiversity in primary school Loango Marine in Kinsoundi area in Brazzaville. An action of tree planting has been conducted and an environmental education has been made by questions asked by the school children on biodiversity. An animation was also done (a song on biodiversity was sung, a poem about the persecution of trees was recited, posters with the logo of 2010 were exposed. Schools (school la médiane and school Loango Marine) have joined AFEYD to celebrate this event. A video was made for that occasion. Note that that event has been made in partnership with Green Wave, ENO and CDB.The activity report had been sent to Green Wave at ENO and CBD. 
 
Thank you 
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POEM FOR BIODIVERSITY 
 
To you, biodiversity  
You, the variety of living species on this earth!  
Your biological resources are many values as ecological, economic and social;  
This variety of plants, animals, aquatic species and human makes you so beautiful!  
But now your beauty is become a center of illegal human activities by:  
-Loss of habitat  
-Deforestation  
-Illegal-hunting  
-Pollution  
-The illegal use of plants.  
Saving biodiversity by:  
-Planting trees  
-Conducting activities of education, protection and conservation of biodiversity  
Because biodiversity is life, biodiversity is our life.  
 
By Roll Matifath Bouesso (president coordinator) 
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For every young person, a healthy and sustainable environment

 

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