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Belgian Ant Atlas

The creation of the first Belgian Ant Atlas is a fact! For the publication,  [read more...]

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

22/05/2012


International Day for Biological Diversity

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The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The 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.

Please find more information on www.cbd.int/idb & jedonnevieamaplanete.be