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International Day for Biological Diversity: A Day to Celebrate Wetlands, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystems

May 22 is the UN’s “International Day for Biological Diversity,” a day that various UN agencies are joining in celebrations and reaffirming their commitments to biodiversity conservation, protection and “wise use” efforts worldwide. Included is the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the only global environmental treaty focused on addressing challenges related to one particular ecosystem.