The FAO said this year's IDBD celebration focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for food and health, and a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human health.
Also known as the World Biodiversity Day, the IDBD is a UN-sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues being held every 22ndday of May.
DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said the event fits well with the IDBD 2019 theme-- "Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health"--which focuses on biodiversity as foundation for food and health, and a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human health.
"As we observe IDBD, we are reminded of the limited resources we have as human beings when it comes to one of the top basic needs--food.
This year's IDBD theme also celebrates the diversity of the species provided by the natural environment for human existence and well-being on earth, while contributing to achieve the other Sustainable Development Goals, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystems restoration, cleaner water and zero hunger, among others.