International Day for Biological Diversity

BEIJING, May 22 ( -- The International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated annually on May 22. The aim of the day is to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

2017 theme: Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism.

Every year, the celebrations of the day are organized around a different theme. This year's theme is: Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism. This theme has been chosen to coincide with the observance of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and can contribute to ongoing initiatives such as the Sustainable Tourism Programme.

The day will also mark the launch of the UN Decade on Biodiversity.