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May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Hashtags: #IDB2017, #BioDiversityDay
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2017
https://www.cbd.int/idb/2017

This theme has been chosen to coincide with the observance of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its Resolution 70/193 and for which the United Nations World Tourism Organization is providing leadership.Biodiversity, at the level of species and ecosystems, provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Recognition of the great importance to tourism economies of attractive landscapes and a rich biodiversity underpins the political and economic case for biodiversity conservation. Many issues addressed under the Convention on Biological Diversity directly affect the tourism sector. A well-managed tourist sector can contribute significantly to reducing threats to, and maintain or increase, key wildlife populations and biodiversity values through tourism revenue.Tourism relates to many of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. For some Targets (for example 5, 8, 9, 10 and 12) this is primarily about ensuring greater control and management to reduce damage to biodiversity from tourism. For others (1, 11, 15, 18, and 20) this is about pursuing the positive contribution of tourism to biodiversity awareness, protected areas, habitat restoration, community engagement, and resource mobilization. A further dimension is the better integration of biodiversity and sustainability into development policies and business models that include tourism, thereby supporting Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2 and 4.Celebration of the IDB under this theme therefore provides an opportunity to raise awareness and action towards the important contribution of sustainable tourism both to economic growth and to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Furthermore, the theme also provides a unique opportunity to contribute to ongoing initiatives such as the Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns and to promote the CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development.We invite Parties and organizations that have already initiated national plans for activities to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity to keep the Secretariat informed of such plans and other noteworthy activities organized by NGOs or other organizations so that they may be included in these pages.**Read the notification**



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This theme has been chosen to coincide with the observance of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 70/1931 and for which the United Nations World Tourism Organization is providing leadership. Biodiversity, at the level of species and ecosystems, provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Recognition of the great importance to tourism economies of attractive landscapes and a rich biodiversity underpins the political and economic case for biodiversity conservation. Many issues addressed under the Convention on Biological Diversity directly affect the tourism sector. A well-managed tourist sector can contribute significantly to reducing threats to, and maintain or increase, key wildlife populations and biodiversity values through tourism revenue. Tourism relates to many of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. For some Targets (for example 5, 8, 9, 10 and 12) this is primarily about ensuring greater control and management to reduce damage to biodiversity from tourism. For others (1, 11, 15, 18, and 20) this is about pursuing the positive contribution of tourism to biodiversity awareness, protected areas, habitat restoration, community engagement, and resource mobilization. A further dimension is the better integration of biodiversity and sustainability into development policies and business models that include tourism, thereby supporting Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2 and 4. Celebration of the IDB under this theme therefore provides an opportunity to raise awareness and action towards the important contribution of sustainable tourism both to economic growth and to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Furthermore, the theme also provides a unique opportunity to contribute to ongoing initiatives such as the Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns and to promote the CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development.

As per standard practice, the Secretariat is in the process of developing a variety of outreach materials to help celebrate this important day including, inter alia, the following: - Key messages for the day - IDB Logo - IDB Web page featuring events and information materials and links to partner activities. In light of the above, I am pleased to invite Parties and relevant organizations to take this theme into account in their plans for activities to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 and to keep the Secretariat informed of their activities so that they may be included in the special pages of the CBD website devoted to these celebrations worldwide, www.cbd.int/idb/2017/. Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.


Background:
IDB is hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity.
https://www.facebook.com/UNBiodiversity
https://www.cbd.int/idb/2016/celebrations
https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2016/ntf-2016-018-idb2016-en.pdf
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/biological-diversity-day




Wiki
, aichi, cbd, nbsap, wildlife
cop: cbdcop11, cbdcop12, cbdcop13

Translating: Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

Spanish: Incorporación de la biodiversidad: Sosteniendo la gente y sus medios de vida
French: Intégrer la biodiversité: Sustaining gens et leurs moyens de subsistance
German: Die Einbeziehung Biodiversität: Sustaining Menschen und ihre Lebensweise
Swedish: Integrera biologisk mångfald: Sustaining Människor och deras försörjning



2016

#IDB2016 theme: celebrate #biodiversity sustaining people's livelihoods
https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2016/ntf-2016-018-idb2016-en.pdf
https://www.cbd.int/idb/2016/messages
Details: https://www.cbd.int/idb/2016/celebrations
http://planeta.com/1605idb



“Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods”

Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of activity, including economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, among others. By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.

The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13) will be held in Cancun, Mexico December 4-17 and will focus on the mainstreaming of biodiversity within and across sectors, which is closely linked to this year’s IDB theme.

Parties to the Convention as well as relevant organizations and stakeholders are encouraged, as they celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity, to highlight the ways in which biodiversity supports livelihoods. Parties are encouraged to identify examples of mainstreaming biodiversity which supports sustainable livelihoods. Such examples can be short case studies, video clips, and other information products that support this. The Secretariat would appreciate receiving copies of the materials, or links to any online products, for inclusion in the IDB information package for the year.





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International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This was partly done because it was difficult for many countries to plan and carry out suitable celebrations for the date of 29 December, given the number of holidays that coincide around that time of year.