Go4BioDiv 2012 was hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, and organized by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII). It received support by the Secretariat of the CBD (SCBD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Marine World Heritage Programme of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and others.
Please find a description of the Organizational Task Force here.
The Indian Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Indian Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programmes. It is organizer for the CBD-COP 11 conference. Link
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an Autonomous Institution of the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests. Established in 1982, it is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management. Link
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), based in Montreal, Canada, was established to support the goals of the Convention: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. Link
The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network comprised of government and NGO member organizations. Among its many tasks, it is the official technical advisory body to the World Heritage Committee on natural heritage. Through its worldwide network of specialists it reports on the state of conservation in World Heritage sites and evaluates nominations from state parties. Link
Established in 1992, the World Heritage Centre is the focal point and coordinator within UNESCO for all matters related to World Heritage. Ensuring the day-to-day management of the Convention, the Centre organizes the annual sessions of the World Heritage Committee and its Bureau, provides advice to States Parties in the preparation of site nominations and organizes international assistance from the World Heritage Fund upon request. Link
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence established by the ten Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ACB facilitates cooperation and coordination among the ASEAN Member States and with relevant national governments, regional and international organizations on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such natural treasures. Link
The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. It is also engaged in international education work around the globe. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. Link
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) formulates the development policy of the Federal Republic of Germany, which is carried out by the implementing organisations. Link
The Bavarian Forest National Park was opened in1970 as Germany’s first national park. Bavaria has thus placed an unrivalled woodland and central upland landscape under state protection. The National Park is an official authority of the Bavarian State Ministry for Environment, Health and Consumer Protection. Link
WWF is one of the world’s largest conservation organizations. The organization has offices in more than 80 countries around the world. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. In carrying out its work, WWF cooperates with many partners, including UN organizations, IUCN, and development agencies such as USAID and the World Bank. WWF also works with business & industry partners. Link