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  • This interesting story of re-homing the black bear demonstrates the power of the on line campaign Read More

  • The biggest ever educational opportunity to integrate biodiversity values and improve the ecosystem services is offered by Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act Read More

  • European Union has recommended the incentive reformation after the popular articles in print media reported the scientific studies on the harmful effects of the biofuel policy on European biodiversity. Read More

  • Using education and communication strategies, several organizations are working to build sustainable paper markets and have achieved a fair amount of success. Read More

  • Armed with better information and education people, government, NGOs and International Experts are coming together to save one of the great 'cradles of civilization', the Mesopotamian marshlands.Read More


Educationcbd.org is a website on Education for the Conservation of Biological Diversity (CBD), developed by the Centre for Environment Education. The website intends to serve as a global platform to relevant partners and practitioners world-wide for sharing information, learning and enriching biodiversity education informatics on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the context of Biodiversity conservation and its sustainable utilization to a wider audience. The website is developed with the hope that it will facilitate the educational efforts of the Countries in the promotion of Aichi Biodiversity Targets in the UN Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB:2011-2020), while recognising that achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 1 is crucial to the fulfillment of all the other targets.



Progress in the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achievements of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets 

At CBD COP 13, the progress towards the strategic plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achievements of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets was discussed. Until Dec 2016, 142 National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and 184 National Reports (NR) were submitted by the parties. 


The Conference of Parties (COP) 


1. noted with concern, that Aichi Biodiversity Target 17 was not met by the target date of 2015 and reiterated its great concern that Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 was not achieved by its 2015 target date, and urged Parties to pursue their efforts to achieve these targets as soon as possible


2. encouraged Parties, in the process of updating their NBSAPs, to consider the indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals;


3. Invited Parties, other Governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, and relevant organizations to submit updated information on progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 18 on traditional knowledge and customary sustainable use of biodiversity. 


4. Invited Parties that have not deposited their instrument of ratification to Nagoya Protocol to take steps towards its implementation, including by establishing institutional structures and legislative, administrative or policy measures on access and benefit-sharing, and to make relevant information available to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House. 




 World Wetland Day 2 Feb 2017 

 2 February each year is the World Wetland Day, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 2071. The Convention was established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity. They are the most productive ecosystems, as they harbor great volumes of food that attract large biodiversity. Wetlands also act as carbon sinks and also helps in shoreline stability. 

Healthy wetlands are affected by climate change and disasters in many ways. Like increase in soil erosion; flood runoff, decrease in the recharge potential of ground water aquifers, damage to coral reefs and mangroves and increased tropical cyclone activity. The theme for World Wetlands Day this year, is “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction”

It is important to recognize the values and roles played by the wetlands and spread the awareness to safeguard them for our future. 






Country Initiatives

Understand about the scope and the educational processes through the innovative, interesting, inspiring ESD initiatives of the countries across the Globe.


ESD Initiatives and Aichi biodiversity Targets

Each target introduces stories having strong Education for Sustainable Development interventions


Be an Ambassador

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Story of the month


Fun Facts

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Meetings and Announcements

  • 6-10 March 2017, Ottawa, Canada

    UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education

  • 9-10 February, 2017

    19th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development. "Globalization and Challenges of the Modern World"


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