International Day for Biological Diversity

 On this World Day for Biological Diversity, also known as biodiversity, the messages from UNESCO and the UN converge to encourage immediate action to rebuild biodiversity. This appeal continues to spread the message of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. In particular, it emphasizes our dependence on healthy ecosystems for water, food, clothing, medicines, energy and more.

“Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet. It underpins human wellbeing in the present and in the future, and its rapid decline threatens nature and people alike”, says UNESCO.

All stress the need to make every effort to implement the action plan agreed at global level following the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, signed in December 2022. While the adoption of the plan has rekindled hope, the next step is to move from words to deeds. “Only then can we achieve protected and sustainable biodiversity by 2050,” says the UN.

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) adhere to the principles of integral ecology and to the message Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis, which are also in line with this World Day for Biological Diversity.