From the drylands of Sudan to the gardens of Quito – our solutions are in nature! Happy International Biodiversity Day!


21 mai 2020 Lena Seebald
Sharon BrownRich in biodiversity: U Minh Thuong National Park
© Sharon Brown

Today, 22 May, marks International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), held under the theme "Our solutions are in nature".

 

The current global Covid-19 pandemic shows once again how vulnerable human societies are to (human-animal) transmissible infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The megatrends of recent decades - globalisation, urbanisation, loss of biodiversity and climate change - have strongly contributed to the blazingly quick development of COVID-19 into a global pandemic. 

 

We urgently need solutions responding to challenges to sustainable development and human wellbeing & health. Solutions that contribute to maintaining or improving the health of biodiversity and ecosystems. PANORAMA provides practical examples from the ground that illustrate the motto of this year's International Day for Biological Diversity. 

 

Delve into our multimedia article and learn about a few specific Solutions that hold valuable learnings in light of the current crisis!