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DZMM to feature International Year of Biodiversity

Manila, Philippines — Top-rating Philippine AM radio station DZMM will feature the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) on Sunday, 07 February 2010, 4:30 P.M. at DZMM Teleradyo.The show "Bago 'Yan Ah!" is hosted by Mr. Nelson Lubao and Ms. Ruby Cristobal.ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) executive director Rodrigo U. Fuentes will provide an overview of the International Year of Biodiversity - a global celebration with the theme "Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life." He will also discuss the importance of biodiversity and the consequences of its loss.Ms. Angelita P. Meniado, supervising ecosystem management specialist of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Philippines' Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, will talk about the countries' various activities lined up for IYB.Listen to the program at DZMM 630 or watch the live broadcast at Skycable Channel 26. Audio streaming is also available at http://www.dzmm.com.ph/dzmm-stream.html.An initiative of the United Nations Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), IYB promotes the engagement of the public and other actors for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It will also celebrate the successes in realizing the target of achieving a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010.The European Union-funded ACB is a major partner of SCBD in promoting biodiversity conservation in the ASEAN region.For more information on ACB, log on to www.aseanbiodiversity.org.