The 22nd of May is International Day for Biological Diversity. This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this holiday. The holiday was first created back in 1993 by the Second Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) with the purpose of increasing the understanding and the awareness of all biodiversity issues.

The International Day for Biological Diversity has a different theme each year, and this year’s theme is “Celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity”.

The “Convention on Biological Diversity” is an international legal instrument to help ensure the conservation of biodiversity, the use of sustainable components, and equitable and fair sharing of the benefits from genetic resources.

More specific, the International day for biological diversity is paired with the Sustainable Development Goals, which give concerns to sustainable agriculture, land degradation, desertification, drought, water, sanitation, urban resilience, climate change, sustainable transport, forests, oceans and seas, and much more.

If you want to learn more about this holiday, visit the website of the Convention on Biological Diversity.