Biodiversity
 

Biodiversity @ FAO

Children and youth

FAO in partnership with a number of other entities such as CBD, Bioversity and international youth organizations such as the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) has developed a series of educational activities and resources related to biodiversity. The purpose is to raise awareness between children and youth on biodiversity issues and encourage them to take action in protecting and using these important resources wisely.

Young people: a powerful force for the preservation of biodiversity.

FAO is also working in young farmer associations and other related groups on biodiversity issues, including the preservation of local varieties and seed banks. Collaboration is also underway with universities to involve young people in undertaking and supporting global biodiversity census.

For the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 a number of specific resources have been developed including a youth guide, a biodiversity challenge badge, resource materials and an international drawing competition. In addition a number of children’s labs and other events are being organized throughout the year, these include International Biodiversity Week and World Food Day.

©FAO/ Drawing by Hanna Shumska (17 year old from Ukraine)
The youth guide to Biodiversity
The youth guide to Biodiversity
Biodiversity challenge badge
Biodiversity challenge badge