Biodiversity is a broad term that refers to the diversity and variability of life on Earth. It is self-evident that the balance of the ecological world is essential for survival. Every year on 22 May, International Day for Biodiversity remembers the importance of biodiversity.
The day aims to raise awareness about the environment and all the species living on this planet. It also encourages people to recognize and address similar concerns and issues.
Humans, the most evolved species on the planet, have a tendency to overlook its importance. Under the guise of development or progress, some man-made activities destroy biological diversity. And it is time for humans to take notice and contribute in making the earth a more welcoming habitat for all forms of life.
,The theme of International Day for Biodiversity for 2022 is. The theme was selected at the upcoming United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) to continue and support the development of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 May as International Day for Biodiversity in December 2000. When the United Nations held its “Earth Conference” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, special emphasis was placed on environmental protection and conservation. After that, Biodiversity Day was celebrated from 29 December to 2000, when the date was changed to 22 May.
This day is extremely important in today’s world considering the kind of lifestyle we lead. It is biodiversity that not only provides a home for many of the world’s species, but also serves as a source of food, water and other resources on which we depend. Understanding the value of biodiversity and acknowledging the problems is the need of the hour.