May 22

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International Day for Biological Diversity

The United Nations has declared today to be the International Day for Biological Diversity. Set aside to commemorate the adoption of the Convention of Biological Diversity, the day encourages an increased understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

The theme for the 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity is "Biodiversity for Sustainable Development" and highlights the importance of setting and meeting international sustainable development goals for 2015–2030. Protecting biodiversity is a key element for the achievement of these goals, which include providing adequate food production and access to clean water, improving human health, and mitigating climate change.

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