International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on the 22nd of May each year since 2001. United Nations General Assembly in late 1993 proclaimed May 22 as “The International Day for Biological Diversity” (IDB). The theme for this year’s (2021) IDB is “We’re part of the solution”.
The theme for this year’s (2021) IDB is “We’re part of the solution”. This year’s slogan is a continuation of 2020 theme- “Our solutions are in nature”. Meanwhile, The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations-sanctioned day that aims to promote understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity.
Biodiversity is in the form of biological resources, including genes, species, organisms, and ecosystems. Thus, the four main levels of biodiversity are species, genetic, ecosystem, and global biodiversity.
Any loss of biodiversity has serious implications on environment and human health. On International #BiodiversityDay, let’s all pledge to safeguard and maintain biodiversity as well as foster a harmonious relationship with nature for a sustainable future for mankind. pic.twitter.com/16w79FyM8D
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 22, 2021
According to sources, From its creation by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in 1993 until 2000, it was held on December 29 to celebrate the day the Convention on Biological Diversity went into effect. On December 20, 2000, the date was shifted to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on May 22, 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, and partly to avoid the many other holidays that occur in late December.
🌎 We can be part of the problem — or we can be part of the solution. 🌱
— UN Biodiversity (@UNBiodiversity) May 11, 2021