Post a Biodiversity Message on the Countdown 2010 Photo Mosaic

30 July 2010 | News story

Hundreds of biodiversity messages by people from all over the world will be gathered in a large photo mosaic in the project “Biodiversity needs all of us” launched by Countdown 2010. The mosaic will be presented in September at a world conference. Countdown 2010 is an IUCN initiative.  

To mobilize people for biodiversity conservation and to urge world leaders to strengthen their efforts to protect biodiversity, the Countdown 2010 Secretariat has launched an ambitious project “Biodiversity needs all of us”. Hundreds of biodiversity messages by people from all over the world gathered in a large photo mosaic.

As a unique and attractive tool for public engagement, Countdown 2010 is currently collecting hundreds of cards from partners, participants of the major events like the European Commission’s Green Week, and website visitors. People are invited to write their personal message for biodiversity and submit a picture portrait of themselves.

All the cards will be put together in a large photo mosaic illustrating biodiversity. The Biodiversity Photo Mosaic will be presented at the Biodiversity post-2010 – Biodiversity in a changing world conference organized by the EU Belgian Presidency on 8-9 September. It will also be published online on the Countdown 2010 website and displayed at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in October in Japan where world leaders will define the future of global biodiversity policy and a new biodiversity target.

Countdown 2010 is a unique time-bound initiative of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is a powerful network of actors from a wide range of sectors to collaborate and develop a coherent approach to reach the 2010 Biodiversity Target. More than 1,000 partners including governments, NGOs, international institutions and agencies, companies and local authorities have committed to taking direct action to save biodiversity.

More than 400 people have already sent us their personal message for biodiversity. Have you? Do it here 


 


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