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International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2018

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This was partly done because it was difficult for many countries to plan and carry out suitable celebrations for the date of 29 December, given the number of holidays that coincide around that time of year.

22 May 2017
In today’s global celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity, under the theme of ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’, people are examining the positive but also potentially negative impacts that tourism can have on biodiversity.
22 May 2015
On this International Day for Biological Diversity, let us recommit to global action to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, for people and for our planet.
22 May 2015
Statement of Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Reintroduction of Pere David’s Deer, 22 May 2015, Beijing, China.

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The Uganda Clearing House Mechanism (Ug-CHM) is the Ugandan version of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) clearing house mechanism aimed at promoting, enabling access to and sharing of  information and technologies for the sustainable management of biodiversity in Uganda.This website provides  biodiversity  information in form of meta data, reports, published papers, photographs and stakeholder links in Uganda.

Biodiversity is defined as the variability among living organism from all sources including inter alia, marine and other ecosystems and ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, and of ecosystems. Precisely, biodiversity refers to variety of life on earth.

Uganda is a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) having signed the Convention on 12th September 1992 and ratified it on 8th September 1993. The Convention has three objectives namely Conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of components of biodiversity  and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from utilization of genetic resources. As Party to the Convention Uganda is required to implement the various articles of the Convention as well as the relevant Decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP).

CHM is not only critical for sharing information on biodiversity, but contributes to the implementation of CBD in general. During COP10 which took place in October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, Parties adopted the mission, goals and objectives of CHM for the period 2011- 2020. The mission of CHM for the period 2011-  2020 is to: contribute significantly to the implementation of the CBD and its Strategic Plan for period 2011-2020, through effective information services and other appropriate means in order to promote and facilitate scientific and technical cooperation, knowledge sharing, and information exchange, and to establish a fully operational network of Parties and partners.

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Kidepo critical Landscape

Kidepo critical Landscape

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have given financial support of USD$3.08m to the government of Uganda to fund the conservation of Kidepo Valley National Park. The conservation projects in the park will be implemented by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

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Uganda CHM Website Launch

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on Friday, 07.December 2012 07:25