International Biodiversity Day 22nd of May 2016

The 22nd of May is International Day for Biodiversity. This year’s topic is Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods.

On International Biodiversity Day the Rotterdam New Institute organizeds a number of activities along with the Natural History Museum. Visitors can explore the Museum’s biodiversity in its garden and how man can contribute to biodiversity in the city. Find out more at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
“The small zoo” is the contribution of NextCity initiator DS landscape architects to this day, it is part of the Zevenklapper (‘seven claps’) project to make parents aware of nature around the house, through 7 projects for children. The Zevenklapper is adopted by nature education insititution Veldwerk Netherlands.

Read more on past an this years Day of Biological Diversity as declared by the United Nations at the Convention on biodiversity.