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International Day for Biodiversity 2022

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

The theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2022, confirmed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), is “Building a shared future for all life”. The slogan was chosen to continue building momentum and support for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference #COP15.

Taking place on 22nd May 2022, the slogan was chosen to build on the momentum gained in 2020 and 2021 in support of the global biodiversity framework. The action-based slogan is a good fit for the ongoing United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration which highlights that biodiversity is the answer to sustainable development challenges. Nature-based solutions and/or ecosystems-based approaches, such as climate, health, food, water, and sustainable livelihoods for example, are the foundation to build back better.

International Day for Biodiversity 2022 is once again being celebrated online through videos and statements from around the world. These are being rolled out across different time zones to demonstrate hope, solidarity and the importance of working together to build a future that is in harmony with nature.

Biological diversity includes the genetic differences between species and a wealth of ecosystems that are home to a range of animals. The loss of biodiversity is a threat to all and it has been proven biodiversity loss could increase zoonoses which are diseases transmitted from animals to humans. If we are able to keep biodiversity intact, it will provide us with tools to be able to fight pandemics. Biologoical diversity is of huge value to future generations with the number of species reduced by some human activities. As a result, the International Day for Biodiversity is celebrated annually.

At the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), we believe in the conservation of all wildlife and wild spaces. Our conservation portfolio focuses on protecting eight-core species of endangered and threatened mammals across Africa and Asia. You can help by adopting critically endangered species from just £3 per month or by donating.

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