21 June 2010
- 31 December 2010
The year 2010 has been declared the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB 2010) by the United Nations. It celebrates the diversity of life on Earth, including every animal, plant and micro-organism. On the occasion, the PSC has launched a public awareness campaign about biodiversity, in order to reveal and emphasize its significance and importance as well as promote action to ensure its future health. The year-long campaign encompasses a diversity of interactive activities that tackle a variety of biodiversity aspects.
The Biodiversity Conservation Workshop aims to emphasize biodiversity conservation efforts close to home, acquainting students with protected areas, conservation centers, and local management techniques. The workshop points out the importance of biodiversity’s components; mentioning medicines, industrial products, foods, and the contributions of breeding programs to agriculture. It also stresses the role that biodiversity and biological resources play in shaping human cultures.