Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
Today is World Biodiversity Day! It’s an important day that is celebrated world-wide.
Thank you to everyone that have supported our social media campaign to raise awareness on Biodiversity from the Monday 18 May until today. It’s been a fantastic week.
Today, our Director (Mrs Elizabeth Erasito) of the National Trust of Fiji, an organisation tasked with protection Fiji’s natural and cultural heritage for posterity, speaks to us on the importance of living in harmony with Nature. She, like all the National Trust of Fiji Rangers, is passionate about the protection of our biodiversity for our planet and everyone. See video posted here for more details.
Briefly, the United Nations proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
As the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological advances we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our water, food, medicines, clothes, fuel, shelter and energy, just to name a few. The theme “Our solutions are in nature” emphasises hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature.
2020 is a year of reflection, opportunity and solutions. It is the year where, more than ever, the world can signal a strong will for a global framework that will “bend the curve” on biodiversity loss for the benefit of humans and all life on Earth.
Happy Biodiversity Week everyone!