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International Day for Biological Diversity 2015
International Day for Biological Diversity 2015

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

This year’s theme is;

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Humanity’s fate is tightly linked with biological diversity – the variety of life on earth. Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being. The examples are plenty.

• Biodiversity is a vital asset in global and local economies

• Food production depends on biodiversity and the services provided by ecosystems

• Clean and secure supplies of water also depend on biodiversity

• Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning provide goods and services essential for human health – including nutrients, clean air and water and regulation of pests and vector-based diseases

• Biodiversity is the basis for sustainable livelihoods

• Traditional knowledge associated with biodiversity is also important and has value not only to those who depend on it in their daily lives but to modern industry and agriculture as well

• Biodiversity is the cornerstone of the work, belief systems and basic survival of many women

• Biodiversity plays a major role in mitigating climate change by contributing to long-term sequestration of carbon in a number of biomes

• Even the built environments of our cities are linked to and affected by biodiversity

At the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, we believe that all big changes which lead to saving the diversity of life on earth start by taking the smallest steps . That’s why each year in this day we try to have a small campaign with the help of a clip or a poster and distribute it in our social networks and among public.

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To learn more about biodiversity day 2015 go to this page:

https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/