International Biodiversity Day 2015

This is the fifteenth International Day of Biodiversity!

On this day every year, we recall 168 nations signing the Convention on Biological Diversity at the United Nations “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.

This year’s theme, set each year by the United Nations, is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.

On May 22, 2000, the world celebrated the first International Day for Biological Diversity. The date honors the day the first of 168 nations signed the Convention on Biological Diversity at the United Nations “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.
The Convention on Biological Diversity has seven major components, called “focal areas”:
 International Day of Biodiversity

International Day of Biodiversity