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Observing International Biodiversity Day

International Day for Biodiversity is celebrated every year on May 22, aiming to enhance understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

This year’s theme, “Be Part of the Plan” calls on Governments, indigenous people, local communities, non-governmental organizations, lawmakers, and businesses to showcase their efforts in supporting the implementation of the Biodiversity Plan.

People often underestimate the role that species play in their lives, but as more species disappear, the risks to human life and the ecosystem increase. Human activities like deforestation, pesticide use, carbon emissions, and climate change are leading factors contributing to species extinction.

Imagine waking up to a world where every single specie has been wiped out, leaving you as the sole survivor. In such a scenario, survival would be nearly impossible, with hope dwindling in less than a week.

As the world celebrates Biodiversity Day, we should reflect on what we can do in our respective roles to protect the remaining species. By doing so, we can ensure the sustainability of our planet for future generations. Biodiversity plays a crucial role in our well-being, making life without it unimaginable. Plants and animals alike make our planet a more beautiful and harmonious place to live.

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