On May 22, 1993, the United Nations sanctioned this date as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase awareness of biodiversity issues worldwide.
Our Solutions are in Nature is this year’s theme on International Day for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity, the variety of life on our planet, is crucial to the future of humankind. This year also falls within the 2011 to 2020 decade that the UN has dedicated to biodiversity awareness.
The important issues include the interaction and interdependence of our species on biodiversity, water and sustainable development. Species vulnerability and habitat degradation threaten our well-being and livelihoods. The UN finds that over 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity, almost 2 billion people rely on forests and non-timber forest products for their livelihoods, and more than 1 billion live in lands that are dry or sub-humid.
On this International Day for Biodiversity, we examine the opportunities and solutions that biodiversity already offers us to bend the curve on biodiversity loss to benefit all life on Earth.
In support, and with its own international AMASS research project, The Roberta Bondar Foundation continues its international advocacy of #NatureBasedSolutions for #Biodiversity.
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