The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) takes place every year on May 22. It is the United Nations-sanctioned international day for promoting awareness around biodiversity issues.
This year, IDB offers an opportunity for us as a global community to re-examine our relationship to the natural world, reflect on challenges and accomplishments, and renew our determination in overcoming the environmental challenges facing the world today.
The year 2020 is a pivotal year in environmental governance as we close out the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020. Thus for this year, the Convention on Biological Diversity has planned a week of celebrations concluding with IBD on May 22nd.