UCSD JEEP INFORSE East Africa Biodiversity Day 2020 media brief

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. In light of the challenges the world is facing from the current COVID-19 pandemic, the IDB will be commemorated through its first ever online-only campaign. This welcomes citizens across the globe based on their knowledge, to come up with awareness-raising campaigns and calls to actions that are feasible at the respective national levels. According to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) secretariat, as the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological advances we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our health, water, food, medicines, clothes, fuel, shelter and energy, just to name a few.