International Biodiversity Day falls on the 22nd May every year with a global theme for this year 2019 – Our biodiversity, our food, our health. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the theme aims to leverage knowledge and spread awareness of the dependency of our food systems, nutrition, and health on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. The theme also celebrates the diversity provided by our natural systems for human existence and well-being on Earth, while also contributing to other Sustainable Development Goals, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystems restoration, cleaner water and zero hunger, among others
Kiribati will celebrate International Biodiversity Day through conducting number of awareness raising activities at national level as well as working with the communities and schools to do clean-up campaign and replanting of mangroves and other coastal plants. The celebration will begin from 20th to 23rd May and with a one-week mass media awareness to inform people about the importance of this event and for their support and participation.
More updates including photos for on-ground activities will be posted very soon after the activity