The Decade on Biodiversity is the global strategic framework for biodiversity conservation since COP10 of CBD, Nagoya in 2010. Especially the targets on awareness raising, involving citizens in actions, conserving wild places and species together with related policy work are fields of activity where zoos and aquariums can contribute and make a difference. Globally, zoos and aquariums receive more than 700 Mio visitors each year - a huge potential for involvement and conveying the conservation messages. The world zoo and aquarium community is committed to support the strategic plan (Aichi targets) and the UN Decade. In order not to invent the wheel again and to use resources in the best economic way, this event shall highlight existing and planned activities, showcase successes with a focus on the host region and make sure that partnerships are addressed, used and further established.