IDB 2018 coincides with the silver anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity
. May 22 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Day for Biological Diversity
to raise awareness and understanding of the public on biodiversity issues.
The United Nations General Assembly, by its resolution 55/201 of December 20, 2000, proclaimed 22 May as the International Day for Biological Diversity
Outlining the objectives of the day, department of environmental affairs director, Mr Charles Mojalemotho said Botswana ought to celebrate the international biological diversity
day as it was part of the global village.
While there was a growing recognition that biological diversity
was a global asset of tremendous value to presented and future generations, the number of species was being significantly reduced by certain human activities.
Barrasso's callous attack on this crucial environmental law is totally out of step with the strong majority of Americans who support the Endangered Species Act," said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the (http://http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2017/endangered-species-act-02-14-2017.php) Center for Biological Diversity
TO HIGHLIGHT the significance of biological diversity
and spread awareness in order to account for biodiversity conversation, the International Biological Diversity
Day was celebrated on 22nd of May.
President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev signed the law on the accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Unraveling the Nagoya Protocol: A Commentary on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing to the Convention on Biological Diversity
The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the international Convention on Biological Diversity
which was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to ad hoc working group of experts on biological diversity
to explore the need for an international convention on biological diversity
The agreement also covers traditional knowledge held by indigenous or local communities, and the new rules should contribute to the conservation of biological diversity
and the sustainable use of its components.
Convention on Biological Diversity
's goals to protect 17 percent of the world's land and 60 percent of the world's fauna, set in 2010, could be accomplished simultaneously by protecting certain key areas of biological diversity
"Today our main task is to combine the objective economic interests with the need to preserve the environment and water, biological diversity
of the Caspian Sea, to prevent violations of the fragile ecological balance," the President said.