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APPEAL OF THE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, MAY 22, 2017

APPEAL OF THE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, MAY 22, 2017 

 

THEME OF THE 2017-“BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM”
 
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness an biodiversity issues. It is first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December   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.
 
            Biodiversity, at the level of species and ecosystems, provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Recognition of the great importance to tourism economies of attractive landscapes and a rich biodiversity underpins the political and economic case for biodiversity conservation. Many issues addressed under the Convention on Biological Diversity directly affect the tourism sector. A well-managed tourist sector can contribute significantly to reducing threats to, and maintain or increase, key wildlife populations and biodiversity values through tourism revenue.  Theprimarily control and management to reduce damage to biodiversity from tourism. For the positive contribution of tourism to biodiversity awareness, protected areas, habitat restoration, community engagement, and resource moblization. A further dimension is the better integration of biodiversity and sustainability into development policies and business models that include tourism.
 
 In this regard, I request all to celebrate the IDB under this theme therefore provides an opportunity to raise awareness and action towards the important contribution of sustainable tourism both to economic growth and to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Furthermore, the theme also provides a unique opportunity to contribute to ongoing initiatives such as the Sustainable Tourism Programme.
 
 
  The following Activities are include:
  • Translating booklets, leaflets and other educational resources into local languages.
  • Distributing information on biodiversity via schools, colleges, universities, newspapers, radio and television.
  • Exhibitions and seminars for students, professionals and the general public.
  • Showings of movies on environmental issues.
  • Presentations of programs to preserve endangered species or habitats.