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International Day for Biological Diversity

Posted by Library Blog on 05/18/2017 at 03:15 PM

May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity, also known as World Biodiversity Day! 

Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. The United Nations created this holiday to increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues internationally. Every year the celebration has a different theme to highlight a specific biodiversity issue in the world; this year’s theme is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism.

Succulents in Terrarium by Jeff SheldonCountries all around the world celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. You can find a list of participating countries and their festivities.

There are many ways you can celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity right here in Rhode Island. You could visit local farmers markets, take part in a local salt marsh planting event, or just simply observe the natural world around you! You could also check out some of the cool sustainable tourist destinations in Rhode Island, like Rocky Point State Park.

If you’d like to learn more about the library’s collection on biodiversity and environmental law, be sure to take a look at our LawGuide. For help with your research related to environmental law, stop by the reference desk or email one of the librarians at lawlibraryhelp@rwu.edu.