May 22, International Biodiversity Day

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Today, the 22nd of May, is the International Day of Biodiversity, the date established by the United Nations (UN), on 22 May 1992, celebrated with the aim of raising awareness among the world’s population about the importance of Conserving our Biological Diversity.

The date was established in honor of the day the final text of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) was approved, entitled: “Nairobi Final Act by the Nairobi Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity”.

Every year, a number of environmental awareness activities are carried out to draw attention to the various human activities that harm the biological basis of nature. In 2020, the date is celebrated at a time when the world and our country in particular are going through a critical moment because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a zoonotic disease that has already decimated thousands of human lives worldwide.

In the context of this pandemic, it is important to reflect on all the actions that endanger not only our safety, but also of all other species that make up the Biological Diversity of our planet.