Welcome to Biodiversity Matters!
Since its inception in 2007, BiodiversityMatters chooses one Biodiversity Youth Initiative to focus on annually. In 2009, we proudly hosted the Second International Youth Symposium for Biodiversity, in Ottawa, Canada.
Last year, we supported the development of a Youth Accord on Biodiversity that was presented at COP 10, in Nagoya, Japan, 2010.In 2011 and 2012 we are developing biodiversity networks with youth groups and conservation centres all over the world. Check out our blog here.
The International Youth Accord on Biodiversity is important because it empowers us the youth of the world to speak and have a voice. To have a voice in our future and our children's future. It gives us the right to speak for the world, the environment, and its beautiful ecosystems. It gives a chance to the world's species to survive.
- Eric Gauthier, St-Laurent Academy
Grade 6 student, Ottawa, Canada