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May 22, 2020 - Business Insider

Here's why we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity every year on May 22

Here's why we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity every year on May 22
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The United Nations dedicated May 22 of every year as International Day for Biological Diversity to develop awareness about biodiversity issues. The first International Day for Biological Diversity, also known as World Biodiversity day, was created in a UN General Assembly in 1993.

Since 2001, it is celebrated every year. This year’s celebration is special as it will be the first ever online-only campaign increasing awareness during a pandemic. The theme for this year is “Our solutions are in nature” — which shows people are a part of nature. “Despite all our technological advances we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our water, food, medicines, clothes, fuel, shelter and energy,” says Elizabeth Mrema, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biodiversity.

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