Nature Blog Network Future Earth: International Day of Biodiversity 2008

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

International Day of Biodiversity 2008

Escaped your notice that Thursday 22nd May is the International Day for Biological Diversity and that this year's theme is Biodiversity and Agriculture? Really? Shame - and you with an interest in Future Earth, how can this be?

Ah well, we may have to admit that UN organisations and multi-lateral intergovernmental treaties do not act as effective or popular champions for anything, at least not anything urgent. But "Biodiversity and Agriculture" is urgent and we can only hope for a great groundswell of awareness and knowledge emerging from the global celebrations tomorrow (!) that will lead to wise decisions and behaviour change over competing land uses. "And pigs might fly" did I hear? Well, at least that would cut down transport costs and carbon expenditure even though we might expect a little more methane pollution along the way....!

1 comment:

martin said...

Happy International Bio Diversity Day!