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 Development and Poverty Alleviation”, reminds us of the unique contribution of biodiversity to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, including poverty alleviation.