Each year the Convention on Biological Diversity announces a theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity (or Biodiversity Day). Biodiversity Day is celebrated around the world on or near May 22. This year the theme Water and Biodiversity was chosen to coincide with the United Nations designation of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation. For more information see the Convention’s website at http://www.cbd.int/idb/2013/.
Each year BEAN promotes a day of local action and awareness to engage Ontarians in events and activities that involve communities, organizations and individuals in the conservation of biodiversity.