Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

22 May 2010 | News story

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss.

This is a day to celebrate all that nature provides for our daily well-being. From the most basic things we need that many of us take for granted, like clean air and water, to sources of medicine and inspiration for science and technology, nature is a life source.