International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

Our solutions are in nature - From the air we breathe to the food we eat and the water we drink, biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are our lifeline. 

International Day for Biological Diversity is not only a day to celebrate the biodiversity around us but to nurture it and reflect on the deep connection between people and nature. Research suggests that where biodiversity is most threatened, epidemics are more numerous and the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected so many of us is a reminder of this. While this year we are only able to hold a virtual celebration, the videos, publications, articles, webinars and podcasts documenting FAO's programmes are a testimony to the ongoing work. FAO strives to ensure biodiversity considerations are integrated into regional and national food and agriculture agendas globally, in preparation for the post-2020 biodiversity framework. 


Video message from the Director-General