The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. There will be worldwide celebrations throughout 2010 to increase the understanding of the importance of biodiversity in sustaining life on Earth. I have worked on an application, that is a little Silverlight guide to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity and submitted it to the SilverlightShow Eco contest today!
The application includes various animations, accompanying music files and information about biodiversity and the actions you can take to protect the Earth’s diverse eco-systems. A WriteableBitmap was my best friend, when I tried to dissolve the Earth in space to show that “there is no other place to go“! A Silverlight Bing Map control proved to be very easy to integrate and customize, when I wanted to display the worldwide biodiversity events in 2010. There is also a counter like the one on the Countdown2010 site, which shows how many days are left to the end of 2010 to work towards the 2010 Biodiversity target.
Here is the link to my entry; please vote for my little biodiversity guide! Watch it in the “full screen option” to see the layout in its original size.
I hope you enjoy the application and get a few informational hints about biodiversity and what individual tasks we can undertake to value and safeguard it.
Let’s end this eco-geeky entry with an irrelevant message:
Happy Valentine’s day! ♥