News and Stories

News and stories are essential to highlight the successes of actions and impacts to protect biodiversity News and stories generate visibility that can increase partnerships and initiatives for further actions and process to protect biodiversity.

New stories: Photo and text section: (e.g. new Costa Rica butterfly, sea turtle in Tunisia, amazing species in Mexico’s canyons, the Sierra Tarahumara canyons, coffee produced in the shade and many others):

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Calendar of Events for 2019 and 2020



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SCBD Statements and Multimedia (TBA)

What you can do to be a “catalyst for change”?

This year’s International Day for Biological Diversity focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human well-being. Join the conversation, take action, and be a catalyst for change! Below is a list of things that you can do to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity for your well-being:

Reduce your meat consumption
Eat and purchase seasonal foods
Buy local foods
Reduce your food waste
Compost your food scraps
Reduce food packaging by using reusable bags or reusing glass jars or containers
Avoid single-use plastics like plastic straws, coffee cups, plastic cutlery, take out containers or plastic water bottles
Promote local and indigenous biodiversity for food and nutrition

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