Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity every year on 22 May to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year, along with the rest of the world, it is doing so under the theme "Our biodiversity, our food, our health".  

This year's celebrations focus on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human health. The theme also celebrates the diversity of services provided by our natural systems which are crucial for human existence and wellbeing while also contributing to Sustainable Development Goals, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystems restoration, clean water, and zero hunger, among others.

ICIMOD will celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 by organizing programmes in-house and with our regional partners and country offices.  

Programme highlights

  • Message from the Director General

  • Newspaper articles for regional and national media uptake

  • Blog and photo story writing competition  

  • Knowledge forum – Biodiversity at Godavari

  • Poster exhibition – Biodiversity Profile of the Api Nampa Conservation Area