U.N. Environment Recognizes International Day For Biological Diversity, Underscores Importance Of Sustainable Management Of Biodiversity
U.N. Environment: Species extinction not just a curiosity: our food security and health are at stake
This post recognizes the International Day for Biological Diversity, which takes place annually on May 22, and discusses the need for sustainable management of biodiversity, noting, “The loss of diverse diets is directly linked to diseases or health risk factors, such as diabetes, obesity, and malnutrition, and has a direct impact on the availability of traditional medicines. … We need the diverse contribution of all living beings, even the smallest of all, to ensure that we continue to enjoy healthy, sustainable diets in a food-secure future” (5/22).