International Biodiversity Day
Come and Explore Our Biodiversity
Date: May 22, 2016 11 am - 3 pm
Location: Botanical Garden Field Centre, 306 Mount Scio Rd
Registration is not required. Everyone Welcome
Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods
Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of activity, including economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, among others. By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
On May 22, Biodiversity Day, we are celebrating at MUN Botanical Garden with a full day of programs, activities and nature hikes which explore our province's unique biodiversity.
The United Nations proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This is a day to reflect on the state and value of biodiversity.