Today is International Biodiversity Day.

Biological diversity provides the ‘invisible connections’ which sustain life on earth. The greater the variety of animals, plants, genes, species that exist – the stronger our ecosystems are: eradicating this diverse tapestry of interconnections has catastrophic consequences.

Halting biodiversity loss is enshrined in UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 and 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

 

“Protecting and restoring ecosystems and ensuring access to ecosystem services are necessary for the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres

 

Check out the link below for more on the pivotal role biodiversity plays in the quest to achieve SDG2 – zero hunger.

And follow #BiodiversityDay to get involved in the conversation and contribute to raising awareness.

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