The International Day for Biological Diversity takes place on Sunday May 22 2016. Established by the United Nations, the day aims to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for 2016 is ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods’.
“Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of activity, including economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, among others. By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.”
To read more about the International Day for Biological Diversity, Click HERE.
Land for Wildlife and Garden for Wildlife Central Australia members are fantastic at preserving and re-establishing biodiversity on local properties. So to get involved in our little way, we are opening up an art competition to our Land for Wildlife and Garden for Wildlife members to showcase biodiversity through art. Paint, draw, etch, stencil (etc) your heart out and submit a piece of artwork that you think represents biodiversity in Central Australia. Either email us an image of your artwork or snail mail it our way and be in it to win it.
What you win: Your artwork will be the headline image for an upcoming Land for Wildlife newsletter and be showcased on social media as part of the competition (with all due credits given, of course!). There may also be another sneaky prize for the best artwork (TBA). Competition closes Thursday 19th May.
Let’s show the national Land for Wildlife members how great our biodiversity is here. Go on, get creative!