The International Day for Biological Diversity:Biodiversity and Agriculture 22 May 2008

Poster of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2008

About this Poster

  • The poster and logos for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2008 have been designed from a traditional Gabba embroidered tapestry from Pakistan.
  • The magnificent embroidery was donated to the CBD Museum of Nature and Culture in 2006 by Pakistan’s Minister for Environment.
  • Measuring some two metres across and two metres high, the intricately stitched and brightly coloured Gabba depicts scenes of everyday life and the rich heritage of biodiversity and agriculture in a farming landscape of Pakistan.
  • Reproduced in full on the poster, extracts from the tapestry are reproduced in a set of five logos that depict different aspects of a traditional mixed farming system – from the plough to the cooking pot.

IBD 2008 Poster