International Day for Biological Diversity 2024

  • 22 May 2024

The International Day for Biodiversity will be observed on May 22, 2024, with the theme "Be Part of the Plan," focusing on collective efforts to reverse biodiversity loss.

  • Biodiversity, the astounding variety of living organisms on Earth, is essential for human survival and well-being.
  • Coined by Walter G. Rosen in 1985, this term highlights the diversity of life forms, which are currently under threat from factors like habitat loss, pollution, and climate change.
  • The United Nations' International Day for Biological Diversity aims to raise awareness and promote the preservation of biodiversity.
  • Established by the UN General Assembly in 2000, the day was originally marked on December 29th but was moved to May 22nd to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
  • This observance highlights the vital role of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystem balance and encourages global conservation efforts.