RCEN e-Bulletin — 6 January 2010

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January 6th, 2010

Launch of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) to highlight the crucial role that biodiversity plays in supporting all life on Earth, including our own. IYB marks the 2010 Biodiversity Target aiming to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by this date. The RCEN joins actors from around the world to work together to raise awareness on biodiversity and form a global alliance for the promotion of life on Earth.

The RCEN Biodiversity Caucus will use this opportunity to engage Canadian civil society on key biodiversity issues through education, public awareness and participatory policy processes. In honour of the International Year, biodiversity has also been chosen as the theme for the RCEN 2010 Annual Conference on the Environment.

For more information, visit the Biodiversity Caucus webpage.

Saskatchewan Activist Isabel Muzichuk Mourned

Isabel Muzichuk, an active member of the RCEN Water, Fisheries and Oceans Caucus Steering Committee, passed away on December 8th after a brief illness. Isabel was one of the first and most active people in Saskatchewan to oppose industrial hog barns. She was also highly involved on the Saskatchewan Environmental Network’s Board of Directors. The RCEN offers its sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

To sign or view the guestbook for Isabel, please visit here.

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