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Biodiversity conservation projects of youth, corporations, and media in the ASEAN region have until August 15, 2010 to be nominated to the ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity.
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the ASEAN Foundation launched the ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity as a recognition program for ongoing projects on biodiversity conservation and advocacy in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The awards aim to generate greater leadership, public and media awareness of the problems facing the region’s rich but highly threatened biodiversity.
Nominations are open for three categories: Most Outstanding Biodiversity Conservation and/or Advocacy Project by a Private Business/Corporation; Most Outstanding Biodiversity Conservation and/or Advocacy Project by a Youth Organization; and Most Outstanding Biodiversity Reportage by a Media Organization. The nomination form and details may be downloaded from www.aseanbiodiversity.org.
Winners shall receive token cash prizes, and will be recognized in October 2010 in time for the Tenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity. They will also be given year-round opportunities to speak before business, youth, and media leaders. A publication of best practices will also be produced based on the stories of the finalists and winners.
For more information on the ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity, log on to www.aseanbiodiversity.org
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