2012 - Dublin - Exhibition: “Biodiversity is life, biodiversity is our life”
Biodiversity remains the visible and invisible basis for human existence. Increasingly settled in urban settings, large segments of the human population are unaware of the extent to which they owe their material, social and cultural well-being to the rich biodiversity of our planet. All human beings are dependent on biodiversity for their well-being. People living in poor economic conditions are particularly vulnerable to biodiversity loss as they depend on primary food and fuel sources for their livelihoods.
The Centre Sciences, the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNEP and UNESCO have joined efforts to create a travelling exhibition which aims to enhance public awareness of the importance of conserving biodiversity, of the underlying threats to biodiversity, and of success stories in its conservation.
In particular, the exhibition:
> explores the multiple aspects of biodiversity contributing to human well-being;
> describes biodiversity loss and its consequences for all life on Earth;
> demonstrates how the global community is working to ensure its conservation and sustainable use now and in the future.
Designed for a wide audience with a bilingual approach (French & English) the Embassy of France in Ireland in collaboration with South Dublin County Council is presenting you this exhibition during South Dublin County Eco-Week V.
Venue: Whitechurch Library, Taylor’s Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
Dates: Celebrating South Dublin County Eco-Week - April 23rd – 27th 2012
Opening Times: Mon – Thurs: 2pm – 8pm / Saturday: 9.45am – 4.30pm (library is closed Fridays)