Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity - 2010


Over the next three months young people throughout New Zealand can write messages about biodiversity and attach them to a giant kākāpō.

This is a chance for New Zealand youth to let world leaders know how they feel about biodiversity and what needs to be done to protect it. All the ‘feather’ messages collected through Words on a Wing will be taken to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 10th meeting in Japan in October.

For more information go to the Department of Conservation website.

Also, UNESCO, DOC, NIWA and Forest and Bird are running a biodiversity photo competition and there is a youth category (with cash and other prizes). Visit www.doc.govt.nz/biodiversitycaptured to learn more. Entries must be received by 30 July 2010.

More info about the International Year of Biodiversity here.

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