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International Mother Earth Day

22 April, 2021

Human, animal and environmental health are intertwined. Climate change, man-made changes to nature, disruptions to biodiversity through deforestation, land-use change, intensified agriculture, livestock production and illegal wildlife trade,are increasing the incidence of zoonotic diseases, and contributing to such major disasters as the Australian bush fires and the Kenyan locust invasion. Established in 2009, by the United Nations General Assembly, International Mother Earth Dayis to recognise Earth and its ecosystems as our HOME and to promote harmony with nature and this entity that sustains all living things found in nature.

A young child participates in a plant workshop organized by UNDP Peru and FAO in Ayacucho, Peru. PHOTO:UNDP Peru