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2010 Year of Biodiversity



Calendar of Events for 2010

Here's what's going on in Manitoba (highlighted in red), throughout Canada and around the world for the International Year of Biodiveristy. If you know of something that should be on the calendar please let us know, email us at: Contact NatureNorth about 2010.


January 5 - National Bird Day (US)

January 11 - Inauguration of the International Year of Biodiversity

January 21-22 - UNESCO High Profile Event Supporting the International Year of Biodiversity

January 30-31 - Big Garden Bird Watch (UK)



February 1-5 - Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity 2010

February 2 - World Wetlands Day

February 10-12 - FCM – Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show

February 12 - Darwin Day

February 13 - Seedy Saturday (for more info: Seedy Saturday)

February 17-19 - CISB's Sustainable Horticulture Symposium - 2010 "Living Plants, Liveable Communities: Exploring Sustainable Horticulture for the 21st Century"

February 25-27 - Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference



March 3-5 - World Sustainable Energy Days

March 7-13 - National Tree Week (UK)

March 12-April 9 - Owl Surveys (for more info: Nocturnal Owl Surveys)

March 14 - International Migratory Bird Day

March 15-19 - National Wildlife Week (US)

March 20 - Vernal (Spring) Equinox

March 21 - World Forestry Day

March 22 - World Day for Water (UN)

March 24-26 - Globe 2010 One of the world's largest and longest-running events dedicated to the business of the environment.

March 26 - Ancient Seas: Manitoba's Ordivician Sea Life, visit the Manitoba Museum for details.

March 27 - Earth Hour



April is both Earth Month and Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

April 2010 - Yukon Biodiversity Month

April 5-11 - National Wildlife Week (Ont.)

April 16-September 24 - Frog/Dragonfly/Butterfly/Bird/Lady Beetle/Fish Surveys at Oak Hammock Marsh (for more info: Oak Hammock Marsh)

April 7 - World Health Day

April 18-24 - National Soil Conservation Week

April 22 - Earth Day

April 30 - Arbor Day (US)



May 8-9 - International Migratory Bird Day

May 9-14 - International Congress of Ethnobiology

May 18 - Plant Conservation Day

May 19-22 - Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) Conference

May 21 - Endangered Species Day

May 21 - Assiniboine Watershed Network and Naturalist Services Branch for a International Day of Biodiversity Event, Friday, May 21st along Sturgeon Creek. Four sampling stations (Fish, Macroinvertebrates, Invasive Species, and Riparian Hike) will be set up for Westwood Collegiate High School Students to learn about native and invasive species in Manitoba. (For more info: Invasive Species Council of Manitoba)

May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22 - The Living Prairie Museum is gearing up to celebrate International Biodiversity Day with a series of free eco-workshops, the annual native prairie plant sale, and our community consultation on the proposed Living Prairie Nature Playground. (For more info: Living Prairie Museum)

May 22 - International Day for Biodiversity at Oak Hammock Marsh, presentations, wetland surveys, critter feeding! (for more info: Oak Hammock Marsh)

May 22 - Assiniboine Park Zoo - Tropical House, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Turtle Talk - Biodiversity Display (For more info: Assiniboine Park Zoo, Zoological Society of Manitoba or Zoological Society Weblog)

May 22 - Canadian Museum of Nature: Grand Reopening

May 23 - World Turtle Day

May 30-June 5 - Canadian Environment Week

May 31–June 5 - Biodiversity 2010 and Beyond Science and Collections Conference



June 2 - Clean Air Day (Canada)

May 30–June 5 - Canadian Environment Week

May 31–June 5 - Biodiversity 2010 and Beyond Science and Collections Conference

June 5 - World Environment Day (UN)

June 6-12 - World Rivers & Oceans Week

June 8 - World Oceans Day

June 12 - Canadian Rivers Day

June 17 - World Day to Combat Desertification (UN)

June 21 - Summer Solstice



July 3-7 - Conservation for a Changing Planet Conference

July 11 - World Population Day (UN)

July 17 - Canada's Parks Day

July 24-29 - Coastal Zone Canada 2010 Conference







September is Biodiversity Month in Australia

Sept. 18-19 - Clean Up the World Weekend

September 19 - International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 19-25 - National Forest Week (Canada)

September 22 - Fall Equinox / International Car Free Day



October 4 - World Animal Day

October 18-29 -Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological DIversity COP 10

October 18-24 - National Wolf Awareness Week

October 19-25 - Waste Reduction Week




November 21 - World Fisheries Day






December 11 - International Mountain Day (UN)

December 17 - Xmas Bird Count at Oak Hammock Marsh (for more info: Oak Hammock Marsh)

December 21 - Winter Solstice





Know of any other events/conferences/special days we should list? Email us at: Contact NatureNorth about 2010.

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