CAREC: The International Day for Biodiversity 2013

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Kazakhstan, Almaty, 22 May, 2013 – CAREC manifests its homage to The International Day for Biodiversity and holds a meeting devoted at Water and Biodiversity issues in Kazakhstan.

Date & time: 22nd of May, 2013, 2 pm
Venue: CAREC, 40-Orbita 1, 050043 Almaty

The meeting will be attended by CAREC staff, representatives of the Association for the Conservation of the Biological Diversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development (IESD) and GEF/SGP.

Participants will report on International efforts for the protection and sustainable use of Biodiversity and possible implications for Central Asia, water related biodiversity, conventions, policies and implemented projects in this sphere.

Water is essential for life. No living being on planet Earth can survive without it. It is a prerequisite for human health and well-being as well as for the preservation of the environment. The theme Water and Biodiversity was chosen to coincide with the United Nations designation of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation. Water and Biodiversity is the theme for International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) in 2013. Designation of IDB 2013 on the theme of water provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the public at large the opportunity to raise awareness about this vital issue, and to increase positive action.

CAREC invites biodiversity-related organizations to this informal meeting to present their research, conservation or sustainable use activities and to exchange about on-going and planned biodiversity activities.

Meeting Agenda

Contacts:

Maxim Olar
Communication Specialist, CAREC
Tel.:+7 (727) 2785110, 2785022, ext. 185
Fax: + 7 (727) 2785110 (335)
Mob.: +7 705 575 25 03
e-mail: olar.m@carec.kz