"The conservation of biological diversity has the same dimension as climate protection. We need a trend reversal - not at some point in the future, but immediately" ..... Angela Merkel.
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity to coincide with the deadline adopted by Governments in 2002 to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of loss of biodiveristy of species and ecosystems of the planet. According to scientist, the rate of loss due to human activities is as much as 1,000 times higher than the background rate.
During the year, people will celebrate the diveristy of life on the planet, and its contribution to human-being, while working to take steps needed to combat its loss.
Source: The above information is taken from the Press Release dated 12 Jan 2010 from the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity official website. To read the full details of the press release, please visit this link here.
The slogan for the International Year of Biodiversity is
"Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life."
Do you like this idea and how can we contribute and do our little part?
Also, I'd like to wish all Tamils around the world who celebrate the Harvest Festival today, a Happy Pongal!
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