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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

When is International Day for Biological Diversity in 2020?

International Day for Biological Diversity in 2020 is on the Friday, 22nd of May (5/22/2020).

International Day for Biological Diversity is on the 143rd day of 2020. There are 223 days left in the year.

International Day for Biological Diversity Facts

  • Date: May 22, 2020
  • International
  • Also Called: World biodiversity day
  • Celebrations: Watching a movie on environmental issues, planting trees or starting a garden and distributing educational resources about biodiversity
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Biodiversity is created from the words Bio and diversity. Bio means life while diversity implies a range of different things. Biodiversity, therefore, can be defined as the desirable range of plant and animal life in the world. The planet Earth inhabits a vast variety of living organisms, from tiny bacteria to gigantic elephants. All these are a representation of particular ecosystems. To celebrate these organisms, the World biodiversity day is celebrated on May 22nd every year. According to the UN General Assembly, the aim for this holiday is to create awareness of the many challenges facing the biodiversity.

History of International Day for Biological Diversity

The first celebrations of International Day for Biological Diversity were held in 1993. Earlier in 1992, several governments’ leaders assembled at the Earth Summit UN conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The leaders agreed on a strategy for sustainable development that would meet the needs of people while at the same time ensure the planet remains healthy for the future generations. It is during this conference that the leaders reached an agreement on the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The convention, however, came into force on December 29, 1993, and in the following years, the date was designated as the International Day for Biological Diversity or International Biodiversity Conservation Day.

In 2001, the UN General Assembly moved the celebrations of this holiday to May 22nd due to the numerous holidays that were observed in late December.

Each year, the UN chooses a theme for the World Biodiversity Day that gears towards educating the public on the topics that fall under the veil of diversity. Recently, the themes have been, Biodiversity and Agriculture, Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity and Climate Change.

How to Celebrate the International Day For Biological Diversity

Whether you are from a desert climate, swamp, forest or even a valley, you can celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity in your own unique way.

For instance, you can mark this day by learning more about biodiversity. Get an understanding of the importance of biodiversity to your daily life and its benefits to the entire world. The best way to get all this information is by visiting a local library and reading books about nature, ecosystems, plants, etc. You can also visit a local conservation area like a zoo, nature reserve, or an aquarium and get to experience the life of various animals firsthand. You’ll be amazed to discover wild animals, insects, and plants you have never noticed.

International Day for Biological Diversity is also a great time to participate in a local clean-up campaign. During the cleanup, remove any invasive plants that are negatively impacting on the local fauna’s biodiversity. It is regrettable that human trash and pollution have negatively impacted biodiversity in a great way.

As a contribution to keep International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated for many more years, donate to a center that supports biodiversity. These funds usually go into a kitty meant to secure species that are on the brink of extinction.

You can also join the world in this conversation on social media by sharing your thoughts using the hashtag #InternationalDayForBiologicalDiversity, #BiologicalDiversity, and #IDBD.

Other great ways to mark this day include watching a movie on environmental issues, planting trees or starting a garden and distributing educational resources about biodiversity to schools, colleges, newspapers and other media houses.

Why Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity

Human beings are the dominant species on the planet. We are living creatures that can enforce positive change and encourage growth and diversity. We can also impose a negative change to morph the earth into something unable to sustain life. Observing the International Day for Biological Diversity makes it is a constant reminder that we have the most power to change the world into something great.

International Day for Biological Diversity Observances

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HOLIDAY NAME

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01Global Family Day
TuesdayTueJan 04, 2022Jan 04World Braille Day
TuesdayTueJan 11, 2022Jan 11International Thank-You Day
SundaySunJan 30, 2022Jan 30World Leprosy Day
SaturdaySatFeb 12, 2022Feb 12Darwin Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21International Mother Language Day
TuesdayTueFeb 22, 2022Feb 22World Thinking Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01International Day of the Seal
TuesdayTueMar 08, 2022Mar 08International Women's Day
SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20World Frog Day
MondayMonMar 21, 2022Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
TuesdayTueMar 22, 2022Mar 22World Water Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2022Mar 23World Meteorological Day
ThursdayThuMar 24, 2022Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 26, 2022Mar 26Earth Hour
SaturdaySatApr 02, 2022Apr 02International Children's Book Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07World Health Day
TuesdayTueApr 12, 2022Apr 12Yuri's Night
SaturdaySatApr 16, 2022Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
ThursdayThuApr 21, 2022Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
FridayFriApr 22, 2022Apr 22Earth Day
SaturdaySatApr 23, 2022Apr 23World Book Day
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25World Penguin Day
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25World Malaria Day
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03World Press Freedom Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05International Midwives Day
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08World Red Cross Day
TuesdayTueMay 10, 2022May 10World Lupus Day
ThursdayThuMay 12, 2022May 12International Nurses Day
FridayFriMay 13, 2022May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
SundaySunMay 15, 2022May 15International Day of Families
TuesdayTueMay 17, 2022May 17World Hypertension Day
WednesdayWedMay 18, 2022May 18International Museum Day
SaturdaySatMay 21, 2022May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
SundaySunMay 22, 2022May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
MondayMonMay 23, 2022May 23World Turtle Day
TuesdayTueMay 24, 2022May 24World Schizophrenia Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25Towel Day
TuesdayTueMay 31, 2022May 31World No-Tobacco Day
WednesdayWedJun 01, 2022Jun 01World Milk Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03World Bicycle Day
SundaySunJun 05, 2022Jun 05World Environment Day
WednesdayWedJun 08, 2022Jun 08World Ocean Day
TuesdayTueJun 14, 2022Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
ThursdayThuJun 16, 2022Jun 16International Day of the African Child
FridayFriJun 17, 2022Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
MondayMonJun 20, 2022Jun 20World Refugee Day
TuesdayTueJun 21, 2022Jun 21International Yoga Day
SundaySunJun 26, 2022Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
MondayMonJul 11, 2022Jul 11World Population Day
SaturdaySatJul 16, 2022Jul 16World Snake Day
ThursdayThuJul 28, 2022Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 07, 2022Aug 07International Friendship Day
MondayMonAug 08, 2022Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
TuesdayTueAug 09, 2022Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
WednesdayWedAug 10, 2022Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
FridayFriAug 12, 2022Aug 12International Youth Day
SaturdaySatAug 13, 2022Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
SundaySunAug 14, 2022Aug 14World Lizard Day
TuesdayTueAug 23, 2022Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
ThursdayThuSep 08, 2022Sep 08International Literacy Day
TuesdayTueSep 13, 2022Sep 13International Chocolate Day
ThursdayThuSep 15, 2022Sep 15Software Freedom Day
ThursdayThuSep 15, 2022Sep 15International Day of Democracy
FridayFriSep 16, 2022Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
MondayMonSep 19, 2022Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
WednesdayWedSep 21, 2022Sep 21World Gratitude Day
ThursdayThuSep 22, 2022Sep 22World Car-Free Day
ThursdayThuSep 29, 2022Sep 29Inventors Day
ThursdayThuSep 29, 2022Sep 29World Heart Day
SaturdaySatOct 01, 2022Oct 01International Music Day
SaturdaySatOct 01, 2022Oct 01World Ballet Day
SundaySunOct 02, 2022Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03World Temperance Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04World Animal Day
WednesdayWedOct 05, 2022Oct 05World Teacher's Day
MondayMonOct 10, 2022Oct 10World Mental Health Day
SundaySunOct 16, 2022Oct 16World Food Day
MondayMonOct 17, 2022Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24United Nations Day
SaturdaySatOct 29, 2022Oct 29International Internet Day
TuesdayTueNov 08, 2022Nov 08World Town Planning Day
MondayMonNov 14, 2022Nov 14World Diabetes Day
WednesdayWedNov 16, 2022Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
SaturdaySatNov 19, 2022Nov 19World Toilet Day
MondayMonNov 21, 2022Nov 21World Television Day
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
WednesdayWedNov 30, 2022Nov 30International Computer Security Day
ThursdayThuDec 01, 2022Dec 01World Aids Day
FridayFriDec 02, 2022Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
MondayMonDec 05, 2022Dec 05International Volunteers Day
WednesdayWedDec 07, 2022Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
SaturdaySatDec 10, 2022Dec 10Human Rights Day