The United Nations celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May every year to raise awareness about the issue of significant reduction in biological diversity due to certain human activities. Biological Diversity comprises of wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms including genetic differences within each species, for example, between varieties of crops and breeds of livestock.
The day call upon the global community to re-valuate our relationship to the natural world as we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our medicines, clothes, water, food, fuel, shelter and energy.
Theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 is “Our solutions are in nature”.
This year the theme emphasizes hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Secretary-General of United Nations: António Guterres.