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International Day for Biological Diversity


International Day for Biological Diversity
International Day for Biological Diversity
Tue, 22. May 2018
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While there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations, the number of species is being significantly reduced by certain human activities.

The Convention on Biological Diversity is the international legal instrument for "the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources" that has been ratified by 196 nations.

Given the importance of public education and awareness for the implementation of the Convention, the General Assembly proclaimed 22 May, the date of the adoption of its text, as the International Day for Biological Diversity by its resolution 55/201 of 20 December 2000.

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Theme 2018: Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity

browserStory - Valuing and protecting biodiversity in the Caribbean

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