May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity, and we need you; the planet needs you! Learn all there is about this United Nations’ observance day and see how you can be part of it.

International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity, and this is a day we all want to observe — it affects us all. Biological Diversity is all around us, from plants and animals in forests and oceans to your community. We share the planet with thousands of animal and plant species, and we’re all connected. If biological diversity is threatened, our very existence on the planet will be, too.

Therefore, the United Nations established May 22 to observe and re-evaluate the way we interact with our natural environment. This is one of the longest-lived and most transcendental special days in the UN calendar and has been going on for over 25 years.

Although we’ve learned a lot about how our lifestyle affects biological diversity, there’s still lots to do. We could say if we don’t act now, there won’t be much biological diversity to protect shortly.

We must think about how we handle climate change, health issues, food, and water efficiency, and a sustainable livelihood in tune with our natural habitat. This is the message the Convention on Biological Diversity would like you to spread.

Be part of conferences, lectures, workshops, and hands-on activities and change your neighborhood. Protecting and preserving biological diversity is the responsibility of every human being on the planet. Find out ways to help proactively!

“When biodiversity has a problem, humanity has a problem” That’s the UN’s punchline, and you can share it on social media to create awareness about the pressing issue.

History of International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for Biological Diversity was created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in 1993. It commemorates the adoption of the sustainable acts agreed during the Convention at the Rio Earth Summit in 1922.

With the words “The World We Want: A Future for All,” May 22 is a day to re-evaluate how we interact with the environment. Let’s focus particularly on preserving the biological diversity where we live.

With over 25 years of observing this day, each year with a theme, from Forest Diversity and Marine Diversity to Sustainable Tourism, there are many ways we can approach the conservation of our biological diversity.

Events organized by the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization, are a way of learning about biodiversity. With the hashtag #biodiversityday, you can help spread the word and make everyone around you observe this important day.

How to Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity

Re-examine how you interact with the natural habitat around you and see how you can help! Preserve green areas by keeping them clean and try to be friendly to the wildlife sharing the same space as you.

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