ENGO International Year of Biodiversity Champions


Closed Consultation

When: March 2010 - December 2010

The RCEN selected environmental NGO (ENGO) delegates from each province and territory, plus one youth and one aboriginal delegate to be International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) Champions. This consultation was an important part of RCEN's ongoing collaboration with Environment Canada's Ecosystems and Biodiversity Priorities Division. Throughout 2010, the selected IYB Champions:

  • Prepared short reports on what work ENGOs in their region were doing on biodiversity (or within their respective constituencies in the case of the aboriginal and youth champions)
  • Promoted the IYB and biodiversity activities in their regions and constituencies
  • Participated in two teleconferences

ENGO Delegate Reports
Read the reports from the RCEN's 2010 IYB Champions:

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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