ENGO Contributor to International Year of Biodiversity Information Kit


Closed Consultation

When: from selection to end of March 2010

The RCEN selected two ENGO delegates to contribute to the development of an International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) Information Kit.

Selected Contributors:

  • Mark Purdon, R.E.A.P. Canada, QC
  • Gabrielle Krezschmar, New Brunswick Partners in Agriculture, NB

The ENGO writers/editors worked in partnership with the RCEN Biodiversity Intern to:

  • Update the ‘Biological Diversity and the Convention, from a Canadian Environmental Perspective’ background document
  • Write, edit and format the ‘How to get involved' booklet
  • Compile educational and outreach resources

To access the Information Kits, please visit our IYB 2010 website.

Background Information
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was negotiated with a view to mitigate biodiversity loss on a global scale.

The objectives of the Convention are biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of biological resources, and the equitable sharing of benefits derived from the use of genetic resources. Within the framework of the Convention, Parties address various aspects of biodiversity. The CBD focuses its analyses and activities around ecosystems, and particularly forest, arid lands and marine ecosystems. Some of the main issues tackled by the CBD include the study of the Convention’s application; protected areas; biosecurity; exotic invasive species; and access and benefit sharing of genetic resources.

For additional details, visit the following websites:

RCEN E-Bulletin


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