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International Day for Biological Diversity 2022


22 May 2022
Rice Terrace Landscape, Vietnam.Nightfall temporarily interrupts the preparation of rice terraces in Mù Cang Chải, Yên Bái Province, Vietnam. The Hmong farmers of this district have built the steep hillsides into terraces that are often only a meter wide, but together add up to more than 22 square kilometers of irrigated rice paddies. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

May 22 each year marks the International Day for Biological Diversity. This year, the theme is “building a shared future for all life" to highlight that biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better.

Biodiversity, from ecosystem-based approaches to climate and nature-based solutions to climate, health, food and water security and sustainable livelihoods, is the answer to many sustainable development challenges.

At the Crop Trust, we are dedicated to conserving and making the biodiversity of our crops available for use globally, forever and for the benefit of everyone. We race to rescue crop diversity in danger of disappearing forever. We pursue conservation and use of the wild cousins of our food crops. And we help develop a new generation of information technologies to make the world’s crop diversity searchable and accessible wherever it is needed.





Celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity at the Bonn Botanical Gardens in Bonn, Germany

The Bonn Botanical Gardens will open its doors for this special day, inviting the general public to learn more about organizations and institutions working with biological diversity.

This is an opportunity to meet with Crop Trust staff and learn more about their work conserving and using crop diversity in seed banks, why it is so important for food security and the role of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Join us from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022 to celebrate crop diversity.

Admission is free. LEARN MORE


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