On May 22, 1993, the United Nations sanctioned this date as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase awareness of biodiversity issues worldwide.
Building a Shared Future for All Life is this year’s theme on International Day for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity, the variety of life on our planet, is crucial to the future of humankind.
The important issues include the interaction and interdependence of our species on biodiversity, water and sustainable development. Species vulnerability and habitat degradation threaten our well-being and livelihoods. The UN finds that over 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity, almost 2 billion people rely on forests and non-timber forest products for their livelihoods, and more than 1 billion live in lands that are dry or sub-humid.
On this International Day for Biodiversity, we examine nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods when biodiversity is the the foundation upon which we can build back better.
In support, and with its own international AMASS research project, The Roberta Bondar Foundation continues its international advocacy of #NatureBasedSolutions for #Biodiversity. Proud of our internationally active and vocal president, we have inserted a photo of Dr. Roberta Bondar at work inside one of this year’s profile picture frames.
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