15 days, 16 hours, 28 minutes, 22 secs left until International Day for Biodiversity on Sunday, 22nd May, 2016
International Day for Biodiversity was first celebrated on 29 December, 1994. From year 2001 onwards, the date shifted to 22 May. International Day for Biodiversity marks the date of adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Biodiversity refers to the variety of flora and fauna that make up an ecosystem. Preservation of these ecosystems is vital to natural balance and our existence.
The biggest challenge in conservation and management of ecosystems in lack of public awareness and knowledge. Ecosystems are constantly depleting due to growing human population and activities.
International Day for Biodiversity Objective:
The United Nations declared May 22 as the "International Day for Biological Diversity". The aim is to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity related issues. Every year a different theme is adopted to emphasize upon a certain aspect of Biodiversity. International Biodiversity Day is celebrated in all countries across the globe. Events and programs are organized based on the annual theme.