The United Nations has marked today (22 May) as The International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
This year’s theme is ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health‘. The theme aims to leverage knowledge and spread awareness of the dependency of our food systems, nutrition, and health on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. It also celebrates the diversity provided by our natural systems for human existence and well-being on Earth, while contributing to other Sustainable Development Goals.
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said:
“From individual species through entire ecosystems, biological diversity is vital for human health and well-being. The quality of the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe all depend on keeping the natural world in good health.”
For more information on how you can take action visit the Convention on Biological Diversity website.