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May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity
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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

Islands and their surrounding near-shore marine areas constitute unique ecosystems often comprising many plant and animal species that are endemic—found nowhere else on Earth. The legacy of a unique evolutionary history these ecosystems are irreplaceable treasures. They are also key to the livelihood, economy, well-being and cultural identity of 600 million islanders—one-tenth of the world’s population. Island Biodiversity is this year's focus.

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World-Wide Biodiversity Loss

Article ThumbAiming to engage ordinary citizens in policymaking for a healthy planet, 34 meetings were held in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, India, South Africa, Uganda, the US, Vietnam, Zambia and other countries. About 100 people selected for diverse backgrounds – gender, occupation, education and residential location – participated in each country.

Some 70 per cent of participants said they knew almost nothing about biodiversity before joining the project. Almost half of participants from the developing countries thought they were affected by biodiversity loss, while only 22 per cent of developed country participants thought the same.


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Oregon BEST FEST 2014

Article ThumbThe Northwest's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference

Oregon BEST FEST convenes university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and others to envision, build, and accelerate solutions to environmental challenges that deliver prosperity in all corners of Oregon.

The two-day, hands-on gathering in Portland, Oregon focuses on collaborative research, development, and commercialization of clean technologies.

September 15-16, 2014

Mark your calendars now for this year's event. And let us know if you want to be involved!

Pacific Blue Foundation

Article ThumbEarth Protect's Partner, Pacific Blue Foundation, provides basic research, education, encouragement and dissemination of sustainable practices in coastal regions with the ultimate goal of preserving and promoting the biological and cultural diversity of the South Pacific Island Nations and other coastal regions.
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Stoked on the Coast Student Film Contest

Are you stoked on the coast?

Get behind the camera and prove it! Heal the Bay invites young California filmmakers in grades 5-12 to express their passion for the ocean by creating a short film for our first ever Student Film Festival! Whether it’s mild, wild, silly or serious, your film should be as fresh and original as you are.

In addition to an exclusive screening event, all entries will be in the running for the Grand Prize, awarded to the filmmakers who most compellingly depict their connection to the coast.

Submissions will be accepted from May 1 through July 1, so start stoking your inspiration!
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