International Day for Biological Diversity – Selangor State Celebration

International Day for Biologival Diversity Celebration – Selangor State Government
Date: 26th May 2012
Time: 8am – 2pm
Venue: Taman Desa Bukit Bujang, Kuala Kubu Bharu
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The United Nations 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.

Marine Biodiversity booklet

IDB 2012

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Article Source http://www.cbd.int/idb/

Biodiversiti ketahui umum sebagai kewujudan pelbagai jenis spesis tumbuhan dan haiwan dalam persekitaran semula jadinya di bumi ini. Penggangaran biodiversiti di bumi telah melebihi 100 million spesis termasuk organisma fosil di dalam bumi ini.

Malaysia adalah sebuah negara yang kaya dengan biodiversitinya. Kepelbagaian spesis dan ekosistem telah membekalkan banyak produk biologikal yang telah memainkan peranan yang penting dalam aspek ekonomi. Oleh itu, langkah-langkah perlu diambil berat dengan menjaga biodiversiti di seluruh dunia supaya spesis tumbuhan dan haiwan tidak akan pupus pada masa hadapan.

Selain itu,manusia hendaklah mengurangkan penggunaan barang-barang yang mempunyai chloroflurocarbon(CFC) yang akan mencemarkan bumi, kehidupan spesis tumbuhan,haiwan dan kehidupan akuatik. Seterusnya,aktiviti penebangan hutan secara terbuka perlu dielakkan dan undang-undang perlu diperketatkan terhadap sesiapa yang melakukan penebangan hutan secara haram.

Kesimpulannya, menjaga biodiversiti di seluruh dunia adalah tanggungjawab manusia dan mengelakkan spesis tumbuhan dan haiwan yang berbilangan kecil menghadapi kepupusan untuk generasi muda kita pada masa hadapan.

Justeru RCOMM dengan sukacitanya ingin memaklumkan pada tahun ini sambutan Hari Biodiversiti akan disambut di Taman Desa Bukit Bujang bagi peringkat Hulu Selangor. RCOMM bersetuju memilih lokasi di taman ini adalah atas permintaan daripada pihak JKKK serta penduduk setempat dimana mesyuarat bersama telahpun diadakan pada tahun akhir 2011 dan disusuli kemudiannya pada bulan April tahun 2012.

RCOMM dengan ini amat mengalu-alukan kedatangan YB Elizabeth Wong bagi merasmikan sambutan Hari Biodiversiti dan dengan kehadiran YB yang amat sinonim dengan penjagaan Alam Sekitar di Malaysia. Program kali ini melibatkan kerjasama dengan pihak JKKK Ampang Pecah yang melibatkan lima buah Taman Perumahan serta sokongan padu sepenuhnya daripada pihak MDHS.

Penglibatan oleh penduduk setempat amat dialu-alukan dan memberi peluang kepada penduduk setempat untuk sama-sama melakukan pelbagai aktiviti yang sihat serta memberi ilmu yang dapat dikongsi bersama tentang tanggungjawab individu dengan pelbagai segmen yang akan dilaksanakan.

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How Much Life Is in the Sea?

From 2000 to 2010, an unprecedented worldwide collaboration by scientists around the world set out to try and determine how much life is in the sea.

Dubbed the ‘Census of Marine Life’, the effort involved 2,700 scientists from over 80 nations, who participated in 540 expeditions around the world. They studied surface seawater and probed the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean, sailed tropical seas and explored ice-strewn oceans in the Arctic and Antarctic.

By the time the Census ended, it had added 1,200 species to the known roster of life in the sea; scientists are still working their way through another 5,000 specimens to determine whether they are also newly-discovered species. The estimate of the number of known marine species – the species that have been identified and the ones that have been documented but await classification – has increased as a direct result of the Census efforts, and is now around 250,000. (This total does not include some microbial life forms such as marine viruses.) In its final report, the Census team suggested it could be at least a million. Some think the figure could be twice as high.

Article Source http://www.cbd.int/idb/2012/

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One Comment to “International Day for Biological Diversity – Selangor State Celebration”

  1. There are another world under the ocean. Nobody can believe how many varieties of life under the sea. The post is nice.

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