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Result of the "Green Wave 2009"

June 29, 2009

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) called for participation in the "Green Wave 2009," in which children and youth around the world planted and watered trees during the period of Monday, May 18th, through Sunday, June 14th, around the "International Day for Biological Diversity" (May 22nd). The MOE has put together the results of those activities, showing that tree-planting activities took place in 14 prefectures, by over 3,000 persons from 80 groups, resulting in nearly 3,500 trees planted.
As part of these activities, the MOE conducted a tree-planting event on May 22nd, in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, with Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and children from the Hanazono Elementary School in Shinjuku invited. In 2010, when the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) is scheduled to be held, the "Green Wave 2010 (tentative)" will be implemented with more widespread participation.

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