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Press Release
#112984
2017-05-22

International Biodiversity Day 2017 celebrated under theme of “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”

22 May 2017 – In today’s global celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity, under the theme of ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’, people are examing the positive but also potentially negative impacts that tourism can have on biodiversity.

Press Release
#99245
2014-05-22

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Islands lead the way, including ratification of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated under the theme of Island Biodiversity, islands are taking action to effectively conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable livelihoods. These actions, or “Bright Spots,” point the way towards sustainable development for island ec ...

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#79185
2011-05-23

Montreal Marks the International Day for Biological Diversity as a Contribution to the Celebration of the 2011 International Year of Forests

Montreal, 23 May 2011 – A large gathering of some 150 people assembled on Friday at the Biosphere environmental museum in Montreal to mark this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity and celebrate the forests of the world. This year’s International Day was held world-wide under the th ...

Press Release
#79311
2011-05-20

Marine Biodiversity, Theme for the 2012 International Day for Biological Diversity

Montreal, 20 May 2011 – Challenges facing marine biodiversity are unprecedented. Life in the oceans is under serious threats. Continuously increasing human impacts in coastal areas have destroyed over 65% of seagrass and wetland habitat, degraded water quality and accelerated species invasions. ...

Press Release
#70606
2010-06-05

The Green Wave for Biodiversity in 2010

Montreal, 5 June 2010. On the International Day for Biodiversity, children and youth in countries all around the world took part in a global wave of action: The Green Wave. This year the International Day brought attention to the importance of biodiversity to development and poverty alleviation.

Press Release
#70236
2010-05-21

An Enhanced Communication Tool for a New Biodiversity Era - The website of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) enhanced to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity and the International Year of Biodiversity

Montreal, 21 May 2010 – The new look and feel of the website of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be launched on 22 May 2010 to mark the annual celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#70211
2010-05-20

Jean Lemire Appointed Ambassador to the Green Wave for Biodiversity

Montreal, 20 May 2010 – On the eve of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced the appointment of the Canadian biologist, filmmaker and explorer, Mr. Jean Lemire, as Honorary Ambassador for The Green Wave.

Press Release
#70184
2010-05-19

Biodiversity: The Foundation of Human Well-Being and Global Prosperity - Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity

Montreal 22 May 2010. Since 1994, the world has celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity. The celebration on 22 May this year is, however, special. This is not only because 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, but also because the theme, “Biodiversity for Developme ...

Press Release
#59720
2009-05-22

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity

Montreal, 22 May 2009 – Invasive alien species (IAS) - one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and to the ecological and economic well-being of society and the planet – is this year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). This year, the event is being marked by a r ...

Press Release
#59722
2009-05-22

The Green Wave for Biodiversity

On 22 May 2008, a ripple was started that’s turning into a wave around the world. The Green Wave for biodiversity.

Press Release
#47602
2008-05-22

Biodiversity needed to feed the world, the International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May 2008

Bonn, 22 May 2008—Against a background of rising food prices, and with pressures from climate change affecting fields and orchards, celebrations of the International Day of Biological Diversity (IBD) will stress the need to properly protect and manage the world’s biodiversity in order to ensure ...

Press Release
#32933
2007-05-22

Global Community Celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity in Montreal and around the World.

Biodiversity loss will accelerate as a result of climate change, but if we act now to conserve and sustainably use the resources of our planet – biodiversity can be our best defense against the impacts of climate change. Enhanced cooperation between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ...

Press Release
#32922
2007-05-21

Greenfacts Launches Biodiversity Digest

As a contribution to the International Day for Biological Diversity, an online summary of the second edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-2) has been launched today in collaboration with GreenFacts. GBO-2, published last year by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, ...

Press Release
#32863
2007-05-17

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity

This year, the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May will be celebrated on the theme “Biodiversity and Climate Change”. The theme is particularly appropriate, coming in the wake of the recently released Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. T ...

Press Release
#18761
2006-01-09

Theme for International Biodiversity Day announced World community urged to protect biodiversity in deserts.

Montreal, 9 January 2006 – Reflecting that 2006 has been declared the United Nations International Year for Deserts and Desertification, the Convention on Biological Diversity announced today that the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2006 is “Protecting Biodiversi ...

Press Release
#11508
2005-05-18

Declines in Biodiversity threaten development goals –Findings of Biodiversity Synthesis presented to coincide with International Day for Biological Diversity

Earth’s species – their variety and numbers –are declining faster than ever, threatening the well-being of humans today and in the future. According to a new study presented at McGill University on May 19, to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity, which takes place on 22 May 2005, ...

Press Release
#11448
2005-05-17

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Biodiversity Synthesis report released for the International Day for Biological Diversity

Decision-makers and scientists are gathering at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada on 19 May 2005 to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity. The theme for the year, “Biodiversity: Life Insurance for our Changing World” reminds us that, in addition to providing the physical con ...

Press Release
#6247
2003-05-22

Annan calls for preservation of world's biodiversity

22 May - Calling biodiversity "an essential heritage for all humankind", United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed to governments and the entire international community to preserve the planet's diverse ecology "on which all life depends"

Press Release
#6248
2003-05-22

The Secretary General of the United Nations<br>Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

Biological diversity is a widely under-appreciated resource that is essential for human existence and has a crucial role to play in sustainable development and the eradication of poverty. Biodiversity provides millions of people with livelihoods, helps to ensure food security, and is a rich sou ...

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