The International Day for Biological Diversity is observed annually on May 22nd. Established by the United Nations, this day aims to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues and the critical role that biodiversity plays in sustaining life on Earth. The day also serves as a reminder of the urgent need to protect and conserve biodiversity.

Biodiversity refers to the variety of life forms on Earth, including plants, animals, microorganisms, and the ecosystems they inhabit. It encompasses genetic diversity, species diversity, and ecosystem diversity. Biodiversity is essential for ecosystem functioning, providing ecosystem services such as clean air and water, pollination, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation. It also supports human well-being, providing food, medicine, materials, and cultural benefits.

The International Biodiversity Day encourages individuals, organizations, and governments to take action to protect and conserve biodiversity. Activities and initiatives on this day may include educational programs, awareness campaigns, conservation projects, policy discussions, and community events focused on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

Each year, the International Day for Biological Diversity has a specific theme to highlight particular aspects of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. Themes in the past have included topics such as marine biodiversity, agricultural biodiversity, and biodiversity and sustainable tourism. These themes help focus attention on key issues and promote global action to address biodiversity loss and promote sustainable practices.  Read More