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Logo of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2009

About the logo

  • The logo for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2009 have been designed with a photo of Asian Long-horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis). The long-horned Beetle is native to Eastern parts of Asia, the beetle is believed to have arrived in North America in the wooden packing material used in cargo shipments. Trees favored by the Asian Long-horned Beetle maples, poplars, willows, elms, mulberries, black locusts and other hardwood trees.
  • Lack of natural enemies in North America to this beetle made the species widely spread. The beetles feed on the leaves and twigs of host trees. Feeding damage on young shoots causes the tree to wither and die in 3-5 years. thereby threatening 71 billion trees valued at 2 trillion US dollars.

Logo of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2009

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme