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22nd May – International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated annually on May 22.
  • The Convention on Biological Diversity is celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, 2018.
  • The theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 is “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity” as the year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • It aims to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on May 22, 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act.
  • It aims to highlight the progress made in the achievement of its objectives at the national and global levels on biodiversity.
  • Protecting and restoring ecosystems and ensuring access to ecosystem services are necessary for the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.
  • The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals.
22nd May – International Day for Biological Diversity 22nd May – International Day for Biological Diversity Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 22, 2018 Rating: 5

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