Biological Diversity or Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth that operates our ecosystem. It maintains the balance of the world with some essential services like pollination, seed dispersal, climate regulation, water purification, nutrient cycling, control of agricultural pests, etc. Nowadays, there is an imbalance caused to this biodiversity because of global warming, climatic changes, extinction of species, and many more. International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated to indicate that it is our job to conserve Biological diversity.

History of International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

The General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UNO) created the International Day for Biological Diversity in 1993. Biodiversity Day was originally proposed on December 29, 1993. Because of the Christmas and New Year holidays, the day has lost its focus and remains unknown to the world. So realizing its importance in the modern world, the UN has revised its date to the year 2000 and announced its new date as May 22.

Themes of International Day for Biological Diversity

2023“From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity.”
2022Building a shared future for all life
2021We’re part of the solution
2020Our solutions are in nature
2019Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health
2018Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity
2017Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism
2016Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods
2015Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
2014Island Biodiversity
2013Water and Biodiversity
2012Marine Biodiversity
2011Forest Biodiversity
2010Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation
2009Invasive Alien Species
2008Biodiversity and Agriculture
2007Biodiversity and Climate Change
2006Protect Biodiversity in Drylands
2005Biodiversity: Life Insurance for our Changing World
2004Biodiversity: Food, Water and Health for All
2003Biodiversity and poverty alleviation – challenges for sustainable development
2002Dedicated to forest biodiversity

Other Celebrations on May 22

May 22 is also celebrated as

How to Celebrate the Day

International Day for Biological Diversity

The day is celebrated on May 22 of every year, in which various awareness programs will be conducted regarding Biodiversity and its importance for the betterness of the world. Also, several programs, events, and competitions will be conducted with various themes annually. You can also share your thought about how to conserve our biodiversity via quotes, essays, images, videos, etc, on various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., with the hashtag #InternationalDayforBiologicalDiversity.

Ways to Preserve Biological Diversity/Biodiversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

Recycle plastic, glass, paper, and cardboard products – By doing this, we can reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Save bees

Save Bees – Bee contributes over 35% World’s food supply, so it is important to save them by planting various plants and flowers in your garden and yards.

Take short showers

Take shorter showers – Water plays an important role in our biodiversity. 8 minutes of shower consumes over 25 gallons of water which are more, so use it wisely.

Save energy

Use Reusable and Energy-saving Products – It helps you save money and the environment, like CFL bulbs, Solar batteries, etc. Also, it reduces the emission of Greenhouse gas and lowers global warming.

Thank you for reading the article. Hope you will take all the necessary steps to make the world a better place for the future by conserving Biodiversity. Celebrate every day of your life with Happy International Day for Biological Diversity 2023.