The theme of this years Day for Biological Diversity is ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’.
The United Nations has proclaimed 22nd May The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
Diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth. In turn, a well-managed tourist sector can help reduce threats to key wildlife populations, and can maintain or increase biodiversity, through tourism revenue.
The celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity under the theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism” is an opportunity to raise awareness of the important contribution of sustainable tourism both to economic growth and to the conservation of biodiversity.
For more info on this years Day for Biological Diversity
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