Today is the International Day of Biological Diversity (IDB) which was created in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly. It is not a celebration but rather a recognition of the many species that have gone extinct over the last 50 years and it’s dangerous impact on the future of our planet and our own species. It is estimated that the species extinction rate is 100 times more than normal and rapidly increasing. The UN and other environmentally-focused organizations seek to educate the world on the importance of living in harmony with nature and the many ways we can do this.
Today’s haiku is:
International Day of Biological Diversity
Too fast, too many,
biodiversity loss …
let’s find harmony
For a brief overview of the challenge, check out this link: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/international-day-biodiversity/