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  The Botanic Gardens of the University of Bonn and The Nees Institute for Plant Biodiversity celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity on 17 May 2015 by inviting more than 30 organizations that deal with Biodiversity.

  Biodiversity Week "Experience Biological Diversity"

10 days program of nature-and biodiversity themed activities in Frankfurt and Rhine-Main area. Discover the best spots in urban nature and learn more about Rhine-Main biodiversity.

From 22 to 31 May 2015, BioFrankfurt is promoting more than 60 events: 28 nature experience centers, administration, cultural and nature protection institutions from Frankfurt and the region invite people to get acquainted with the natural environment of the city and the countryside.

On the side of experts from associations, administrations and NGOs visitors learn about biodiversity and get to know natural areas and flora and fauna – from the wild-green backyard to zoos, botanical gardens and protected nature reserves. Guided tours and trips, bird walks, botanical excursions, honey extractions, hands-on activities and many others are part of the programme.

For more information on the Biodiversity Week, the complete programme of events and an interactive map (German only)

  Report: "Biodiversity – a vital foundation for sustainable development"

To celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, the G7 published their Progress Report: “Biodiversity – a vital foundation for sustainable development”.

The report looks at the progress that the G7 has made on the group’s commitment on biodiversity over the last eight years. The report offers arguments for further improving the scope and effectiveness of G7 actions in the area of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

In addition, it calls for making better use of potential synergies with related G7 commitments on development goals, such as poverty eradication, coping with climate change and food security. Biodiversity - the diverseness of life on earth - underpins delivery of nature’s services.

A separate Microsite has been set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in order to promote the report.