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May. 20, 2011

Biodiversity’s big day

by Neil Wagner

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From the UN website:
“The UN General Assembly, by its resolution 55/201 of 20 December 2000, proclaimed 22 May as The International Day for Biological Diversity… The UN General Assembly expressed… its deep concern about the continuing loss of the world’s biological diversity, and reaffirmed the commitment to the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and the appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and technologies, and by appropriate funding.”

Some other eco days throughout the year that I feel are climate change-related:

February 2: World Wetlands Day
March 21: World Forestry Day
March 22: World Water Day
March 23: World Meteorological Day
Last Saturday of March: Earth Hour
April 22: Earth Day
Last Friday in April: Arbor Day
Second Saturday in May: International Migratory Bird Day
May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity
June 5: World Environment Day
June 8: World Oceans Day
June 15: Global Wind Day
July 11: World Population Day
September 4: National Wildlife Day
September 22: World Car-Free Day
First Week of October: Junk Mail Awareness Week
October 4: World Animal Day
November 15: America Recycles Day

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT ON EARTH?…

Interview: Katie Kline, Communications Officer at Ecological Society of America interviewed me via Skype for the ESA’s Ecotone blog. Read and hear it here.

Video: Bebbo and Kito were featured in one of Jim Parks’ terrific Today’s Green Minute episodes. See the video! Learn more about it.

About Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner's What on Earth? comic strip uses humor to discuss global warming.

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