International Day For Biodiversity a Worldwide Succes!

Last week Monday, 22 May, was the International Day for Biological Diversity and Let It Grow participants celebrated it all over the world. From Bangladesh to Brazil; EAZA, BGCI, Ecsite members and other institutions organised events and activities to celebrate the beauty of biodiversity. Families, schools, and even armadillos all joined in the fun. Below are a few examples of the many initiatives taken by Let It Grow participants. A huge thank you to everyone who joined in the celebrations. What a great way to Let It Grow!

Plant Conservation and Research Foundation, an associated member of BGCI, joint in the celebrations by planting native plants in the Botanical Garden at Bangladesh Agricultural University. Parque de las Ciencias in Spain also offered a special tours through areas with Mediterranean vegetation, allowing visitors to recognise the value of their own biodiversity heritage and the need to preserve it.
The Natural Sciences Museum in Barcelona held their annual BioBlitz. Together with 728 participants and 40 specialists, 287 species were identified! In Pécs Zoo in Hungary, not only the guests took part in the activities, two large hairy armadillos joined in and helped dig holes to plant trees.