Thursday, May 20, 2010

The International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2010

The United Nations proclaimed May 22 ‘The International Day for Biological Diversity’ (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The theme for the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) in 2010 is “Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation”. This year, IDB is part of the “International Year of Biodiversity”.

Designation of IDB 2010 on the theme of development provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and those dealing with development, opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and increase practical action.
Download IDB 2010 Booklet.

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