Biodiversity Day 2022 focuses on the new global biodiversity framework, which will be adopted at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).
The hashtag for overall biodiversity communications work in 2021 is #ForNature (available in other languages).
Rationale for the design
- A popular graphic representation of “solutions” is a puzzle.
- Each piece can be given a meaning.
- Each piece of the puzzle connects to others, symbolizing interconnectedness.
- On 22 May, Biodiversity Day, the pieces come together.
The logo was first created in 2020. Given its popularity it has remained generally the same since then.
The 2022 Biodiversity Day logo is similar to last year's logo, but not identical. The image has been improved, and the text has been updated.
Science and Knowledge
The first step to solving any problem is to understand the issue. Science and traditional knowledge not only help understand the state of biodiversity, but also enable us to comprehend the drivers of biodiversity loss and pathways for a sustainable
Biodiversity is presented as a solution to climate change. The polar bear was chosen because it is an iconic mammal species commonly associated with climate change and
Conservation of Biodiversity
Raising awareness on protected areas and other effective area- based protection measures, which deal with the different objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The goose was chosen because it is a migratory bird species, both terrestrial and aquatic, spanning many geographical areas and habitats that extend beyond national boundaries.
Health, Food and Biodiversity
World Bee Day, 20 May, which precedes Biodiversity Day, is devoted to health, agriculture, food security, food and feed.
The bee (or bumblebee) was chosen because it is an important pollinator of immense economic significance. The tree, in addition to the multitude of ecosystem services that it provides, can be interpreted as a fruit tree, or used for other purposes, including the health benefits from spending time in nature.
People, Culture and Biodiversity
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May, highlights devoted to people and culture in relation to biodiversity. The day highlights how indigenous peoples and local communities play a vital role in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.
The girl was chosen to represent humans and our role and responsibility in the big picture, as our social roles have a profound effect on our surrounding environment. The flower represents our (sustainable) use of biodiversity and all the benefits we derive from nature.
You can show support for biodiversity by customizing the logo with your name (country, city, organization, business, individual, etc.). Customization tools are available below.
The main version of the logo is:
Examples of customized logo:
|Name||Social media handle|
In addition, it is possible to have a local and/or an international version:
|Local version||International version|
Keep in mind
Regarding countries, organizations and other collectives, only the official version submitted by the government or entity will be considered. In other words, individuals may not submit a logo on behalf of their country (however, you may propose your logo to your CBD National Focal Point for validation).
The CBD Secretariat assists Parties in producing their national logo, as needed.
We acknowledge that certain customized logos may be more challenging to design depending on languages and/or name length. Please contact us if you experience issues with creating a national logo.
Provided that it is done by a professional graphic designer, images on the puzzle pieces may be changed to better represent species endemic to each country. The style of the images must match the simple style of the official Biodiversity Day logo so that the pieces have the same look and feel when shown together with the official logo. The logo must remain clear at very small scale (i.e. there should not be many details). Please contact us for more information.
|Thailand's logo in 2021, courtesy of the Office of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment|
High-resolution files can be created by downloading the .zip files and using Adobe Illustrator (manual customization).
Online tool (coming soon, it is being updated)
The full colour palette of the logo is explained in details here.
Fonts & languages
The Biodiversity Day logo is available in the six United Nations languages. If you create other language versions, please send them to us to share on the website.
English, French, Russian, Spanish: Impact
Chinese: Microsoft JhengHei UI