World Bird Festival and the International Year of Biodiversity 2010
World Bird Festival in the Americas 2010
Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life.
The World Bird Festival celebrates the incredible variety and beauty of the birds of our planet, highlighting their importance for people and cultures. BirdLife’s World Bird Festival, held in October every year encourages the conservation of birds through a diversity of activities including birdwatching and talks, but this year will focus on schools in the region, with events for children such as face painting, bird-costume making and painting competitions, and exhibitions of paintings, prints and photography.
In line with the International Year of Biodiversity, this year’s theme is 'Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life.' Biodiversity conservation is important for our livelihoods all over the planet and this year’s festival aims to reinforce this message, both in urban and rural contexts.
As part of the festival this year, the Americas BirdLife Secretariat, in collaboration with BirdLife Partners in the region have produced a series of materials for primary school teachers to use in promoting biodiversity conservation, these include a booklet of information and activities for children, and poster-size fact sheets on threatened and migratory birds in the region.
Some of the materials are available in Spanish, English and Portuguese and all are available below for download and may be printed for use in educational programs and activities throughout the region.
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