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International Day Of Biodiversity 2024

International Day Of Biodiversity 2024:

The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), celebrated on 22nd May 2024, raises awareness about the importance of biodiversity for sustaining life on Earth.

  • The theme for 2024: “Be Part of the Plan,”
  • Theme highlights the importance of a united effort to combat biodiversity loss and implement the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.
  • International Day for Biodiversity (IDB): In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) officially proclaimed 22nd May as IDB.
  • On 22nd May 1992, the initial text of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) was adopted.
    UNCBD is a legally binding treaty to conserve biodiversity.
    India is a party to the convention and enacted the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.
  • Biodiversity as a concept, first coined by Walter G. Rosen in 1985, encompasses the diversity of all life forms, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans.
  • The UNGA designated the years 2011-2020 as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, aiming to advance the implementation of a strategic plan for biodiversity.