“Biodiversity is Us” – ICOM NATHIST collaborates with WAZA

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With the theme of IMD15 “Museums for a Sustainable Society”, ICOM NATHIST is working even more closely with its partner the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to support “Biodiversity is Us”.

Zoos and Aquariums, represented by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, are actively getting people to act to preserve biodiversity, which is shrinking at an alarming rate. We aim on promoting awareness on Biodiversity loss and inform people of simple actions individuals can do in their daily lives to promote biodiversity.

Biodiversity is us QR codeFor this WAZA’s Biodiversity is Us campaign is being made available to ICOM members to increase the potential outreach of the campaign, at no cost. The project is timed to support the UN Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020).

The campaign includes a free application available for smart phone users in five languages. Use the QR code to download or go directly to your smartphone marketplace and search for “Biodiversity is Us”.

WAZA app film screen shotFilms WAZA have made films in several languages to help promote this exciting project. All films are available on their YouTube channel at this link:  https://www.youtube.com/user/BioDiversityIsUsWAZA/videos.

Would you like to access the platform? Download form at the link below and email it to WAZA on biodiversity.decade@waza.org

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Stay tuned for more news about International Museums Day. In the meantime, I do hope you’ll take advantage of this important  opportunity to advance the cause of biodiversity conservation. Why not discuss it with your local zoo?

 

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