A network of active Partners
The Countdown 2010 initiative was closed in 2010. This website and all information it contains may not be up to date.
Partners from all sectors come together in the Countdown 2010 network to support the commitment made by world leaders to save biodiversity by 2010. The combined efforts of governments and Countdown 2010 Partners contribute to biodiversity conservation and awareness raising worldwide.
Public institutions of all kinds – national, regional and local governments and municipalities – businesses and local and national NGOs have joined the Countdown 2010 network. By becoming part of the network, they have brought their local issues into the global biodiversity agenda and are involved in the international debate on the 2010 Target and post-2010 process.
Countdown 2010 Partners are located in more than 60 countries worldwide. Several Hubs have been established in Europe and elsewhere to coordinate and boost action. Currently there are Multiregional Hubs in Asia, America and Africa.
The role of Partners
As a Partner of Countdown 2010, you take direct action to save biodiversity. It is the actions of all organisations involved in Countdown 2010 and similar initiatives that will generate the momentum to reach the 2010 Biodiversity Target and post-2010 commitments.
The 2010 Biodiversity Target provides a unique opportunity, both in its ambition and in the diversity of issues it touches upon. Just as biodiversity depends on the variety of ecosystems, of species and genes, the success of Countdown 2010 rests to a large extent on the diversity of its Partners and their work.
Our claim is broad and simple, providing the space for organisations to continue their work with the tools and issues that are closest to their own core capacity and objectives. Zoos might focus on environmental education, forestry enterprises on how to reduce their own impact on biodiversity, and some non-governmental organisations will campaign for better implementation of nature legislation worldwide.
Even if your core competencies are not linked to nature conservation, there is plenty of room for your organisation to get involved – we just ask that you take account of biodiversity in your activities under the Countdown 2010 banner. You would like to commit but you don’t know how? Get some ideas on how to contribute to the Countdown 2010 mission.
A survey was carried out among Countdown 2010 Partners. See the results by clicking on the link below: