Every 22 May, the whole world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). Led by the secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, IDB celebrations have carried different themes, highlighting the need for a whole-of-society approach to addressing biodiversity challenges.
This year’s theme – From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity – calls for the need to translate the newest set of global biodiversity targets— the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework—into concrete actions for nature.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE ASEAN?
#DidYouKnow that urbanisation rate in the ASEAN reached 50.1 per cent in 2020? And by 2030, it is projected to reach about 55.6 per cent or 405 million people. This means that urban areas in the ASEAN will face more pressure from expanding populations, limited...
Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Agriculture and Forestry Towards Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in the ASEAN Region
Yes, agriculture and biodiversity CAN help each other! Certain agricultural systems help enhance natural biodiversity while meeting people's food needs. From 25 to 26 May 2023, relevant government agencies and stakeholders in the region will gather in Bangkok,...
To really help #BuildBackBiodiversity, people must be made aware of the value of biological resources and how individual actions can contribute to addressing global biodiversity crisis. Hence, the ASEAN is developing its new regional strategy in communicating...
The ABO 3 is a flagship publication of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity which outlines how the ASEAN Member States contributed to realising the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011–2020). This publication serves as a roadmap of the region towards the effective...
On 8 April, the Ecotourism and Biodiversity Day: Awareness programme and promotion of local products was held in Sa Pa, and featured a variety of activities that raised awareness on the value of biodiversity and ecotourism. Local products were proudly promoted and...
Thailand is inviting everyone to their celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity and set the direction towards restoring biodiversity. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=618009473690752&set=a.461497386008629
Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim
Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
H.E. Amb. Hjayceelyn M. Quintana
Permanent Representative Republic of the Philippines to ASEAN
Mr. Rolly Tapec
Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary