Regardless of the size of the population, or political status we must take bold steps toward greater sustainability.

May 22 has been proclaimed by the United Nations as International Day for Biodiversity (IDB). This day has been established in an effort to bring awareness of biodiversity issues. The Convention on Biological Diversity was endorsed by the second committee of the United Nations General Assembly in late 1993, on the 29 of December. In December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 22 of May as the official IDB to celebrate and promote the Convention. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines became a signatory by the second committee of the United Nations General Assembly on June 3, 1996.

This year the theme is focused on Islands and their surroundings – particularly near shore marine areas constituting unique ecosystems which often comprise many endemic plant and animal species (found nowhere else on earth).

Read more: International Biodiversity Day