2004 Biodiversity Day Around the World


Maldives celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity on the 22nd of May 2004. Many colorful activities were organized to mark the day. The activities carried out were specifically focused on the theme for this year’s Biodiversity Day; Biodiversity: Food, Water and Health for all. The main purpose of celebrating the day was to create awareness on the importance of the conservation and sustainable use of our biological resources. Maldives has been marking the day since year 2002.

Activities carried out to mark the Day include:

  1. Workshop on Biodiversity
  2. Distribution of Poster showing the locally threatened "Black Turtle"
  3. Installation of billboard showing protected birds
  4. Other activities and media coverage

An A3 size poster showing the locally threatened ‘Black Turtle’ (kanzu kahanbu) which has been declared as a protected species in the Maldives in 2003, was published on this day and was distributed free of charge to all Government Offices, Private and Government Schools, NGO’s throughout the country.

Poster showing the ‘Black Turtle’

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme