These activities were designed and implemented at Notre Dame University (NDU)- Zouk Mosbeh.
2013 International Day of Biodiversity
The Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences, in close partnership with the Faculty of Architecture, Art, & Design and the Faculty of Engineering, and under the patronage of UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut, is organizing a series of inter-faculty events to celebrate the International Day on Biological Diversity (IDB) from May 20th till 24th, 2013 and to raise awareness on the importance of the protection of Biological Diversity within the context of the existing close relationship between ecological and social systems. The interactions between both systems form what we term “Cultural Landscapes”.
Awareness on biological diversity and cultural landscapes empowers communities to be part of public participation processes and to better protect the natural and built environments. NDU, believing in its students, their capacities and their driven state of mind to build a better world, calls for your active participation in the various inter-faculty activities on Cultural landscapes which entail poster, photo and design competitions and exhibition, seminars, and much more!
For more information, please visit the following: URL: http://www.ndu.edu.lb/IDB13/Index.htm
The Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences in close collaboration with the is organizing a series of inter-faculty events to celebrate the IDB from May 21st till 29th, 2012 and to raise awareness on the importance of marine biodiversity.
Awareness on biodiversity empowers communities to be part of public participation processes and to better protect biodiversity. Its importance is globally highlighted each year on the IDB on May 22nd as proclaimed by the UN. Biological diversity is defined as the variability among all living organisms. It affects our lives as it constitutes an integral part of our social, cultural and economic growth. At present, threats to the natural world are putting not only biodiversity at stake, but also our existence and well-being. In the late 80s, the United Nations Environment Programme sent a wake-up call to the world community to mobilize countries to ratify an international treaty to protect biodiversity. In 1992, the Rio Summit was a landmark witnessing the birth of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). CBD main objectives have set motion towards a more sustainable world. These are the protection of biodiversity, sustainable use of resources and equitable sharing of benefits arising from these resources. NDU, believing in its students, their capacities and their driven state of mind to build a better world, calls for your active participation in the various inter-faculty activities on Marine Biodiversity which entail poster and photo competition, photo exhibition, seminars, documentaries, and much more!
Link to booklet: https://www.cbd.int/idb/image/2012/celebrations/idb-2012-lb-ndu-booklet.pdf