International Day for Biological Diversity


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Biological Diversity, International Day for

May 22
In 1994 the United Nations declared December 29 International Day for Biological Diversity. In the year 2000 they changed the date to May 22 in order to draw more attention to the observance. They also wished to honor the May 22, 2000, signing of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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Manama, May 22 (BNA): Following directives from His Majesty the King's Personal Representative, President of the Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE) Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Bahrain marks the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).
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On the International Day for Biological Diversity today, the Commission is launching a major new initiative to halt biodiversity loss and eradicate poverty in developing countries.
The names of the winners of the contest held in connection with International Day for Biological Diversity are Shamsa Al Harthi for her photo "Dive", Faisal Al Zadjali for his photo "The Desert View", Mohammed Al Raisi for his photo "Dream Island", Rahma Al Hajri for her photo "Wings of Beauty".
ISLAMABAD -- The International Day for Biological Diversity is being observed on May 22 (today) to increase the global understanding and awareness of issues and challenges around biodiversity.
BAHRAIN will mark International Day for Biological Diversity today.
On May, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a photo exhibition, aptly themed Biodiversity and Water, in celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity.
On the International Day for Biological Diversity, I also call on all Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity who have not already done so, to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, and therefore help us all to work toward the future we want.
On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), Princess Basma on Friday told the press at RBG in Tal Rumman that the garden was created to maintain the Biological Diversity by documenting the 2,500 wild and aromatic plants in Jordan, of which 400 are medical.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) - On May 22nd of every year the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) for promoting and understanding biodiversity issues.
The United Nations has declared the year 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, with the UN General Assembly adopting May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to celebrate life on earth and the value of biodiversity in our lives.
In line with JordanAAEs celebrations of WED, MoEnv launched the national policy for Jordanian Protected Areas (JPAs) on June 3, to commemorate the International Day for Biological Diversity, another UN-sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of biodiversity issues, marked May 22 of every year.

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