Celebrate International Day for Biodiversity Day today
Ha Noi - The theme for this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity is “Water and Biodiversity”. Water underpins the health of our ecosystem, and therefore biodiversity. As ecosystems regulate the availability of water, as well as its quality, conservation and restoration are vital activities to ensure water security. Water is life. It underpins our human well-being, including the security of our food, drinking water and sanitation, as well as most of our economic activities.
Viet Nam has made major efforts to conserve biodiversity. However due to illegal and unsustainable exploitation, nearly 900 species are at risk of extinction, and at least 10 have already disappeared from Viet Nam, including the Javan rhino. Viet Nam needs to speed up implementation of its policies and focus on concrete actions, including developing a sustainable financing mechanism for protected areas system and establishing a sub-system of wetland protected areas.
Viet Nam celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity with a number of activities to raise public awareness, including a photo and logo contest and a forum on innovations.
Photos of celebration activities
- Folks in Saida, Lebanon used to call this "trash mountain." Exhausted fishermen used to grumble that going around it to avoid the stench turned their one-hour commute to work into a four-hour trek. Everyone was in a bad mood in the summer because of the smell & mothers worried their children would get diseases from mosquitoes hovering over the garbage mountain. Now it's a green park with 10,452 trees, gardens, a playground, and even a Roman-styled theater for locals: Swedish Foreign Policy News | #GlobalGoals | #ClimateAction | UNDP Lebanon 11 hours ago
- Can a graphic novel help us understand the lifelong impact of child marriage and social issues? If you liked Persepolis, check out Daria. #GlobalGoals | #artactivism | #graphicnovels | UNDP in Europe and Central Asia | UNDP Serbia Yesterday AT 04:00 AM
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