International Biodiversity Day on May 22 “we are part of the solution”

ORANJESTAD - Last year, the Department of Nature and Environment (DNM) in connection with the international Biodiversity Day, brought to the attention of the community, their main subject, how people are an essential part of nature and not an individual component.

They urged the community to reflect on how to deal with nature and what can be done to help biodiversity. Some ideas and actions are: plant more local trees, protect our local flora and fauna, protect the bees, join an NGO involved with nature, and share information about these subjects with others. This year, they are asking the global community to review their relationship with nature. That is why this year’s theme is “We are part of the solution”.

Although we enjoy the technological advances provided, the entire world greatly depends on healthy biodiversity and ecosystems full of life for our water, food, medicines, clothing, energy, and protection to mention just a few.

International Biodiversity Day on May 22 “we are part of the solution”.Biodiversity is not an easy subject to understand. That is why on an international level, there are different events held where people talk about Biodiversity like the 15th Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) where they will review the strategic plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. They also anticipate final decisions for the era after 2020 in regards to the global framework for the preservation of biodiversity. Their efforts to support biodiversity will present the two decades observations for the 2021-2030 period, which is the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 ( https://en.unesco.org/ocean-decade) and the “Decade on Ecosystem Restoration of the United Nations 2021-2030”

(https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/30919/UNDecade.pdf ).

The DNM encourages one and all to stay informed and to express their concerns to help nature and biodiversity grow. Please follow the global developments and biodiversity subjects related to the International Biodiversity Day May 22 on (www.cbd.int/idb/)

This site contains reports of the research done over the past decade. This way, one can see what went well and where extra effort is required for the preservation of nature for a high level of biodiversity.

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