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Folder International day for biodiversity 2009

 Biodiversity and Invasive Alien Species - 22 May 2009


The theme for the International Day on Biological Diversity (IDB) in 2009 is invasive alien species (IAS) - one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and to the ecological and economic well-being of society and the planet.

Designation of IDB 2009 on the theme of invasive alien species provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and those dealing with IAS, opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and increase practical action to tackle the problem.

Different activities will be organised in Belgium to commemorate this day. A chronological overview of the events, a press communiqué and a press dossier are available.

Folder 19.05.2009 Press conference on invasive alien apecies & activities in Belgium
DOC Press release - Celebration of 22 May 2009 in Belgium (French) Download
DOC Press release - Celebration of 22 May 2009 in Belgium (Dutch) Download
URL Conference "Science Facing Aliens" (Brussels, 11/05/2009)
News Les trésors cachés de la biodiversité à la Défense
PDF SEBI 2010 assessment report to be launched on 22 May 2009 (European indicators) Download
URL International day for biodiversity 2009 at the CBD Secretariat
URL Booklet provided by the CBD Secretariat on Invasive Alien Species (EN)

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