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Biodiversity Day

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 5:00 AM
The rich biodiversity of the Canoe Valley in Manchester makes it a haven for nature lovers.

'Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods' is the theme as the world marks International Day for Biodiversity today.

This year's theme takes the biodiversity conversation beyond just the varieties of flora and fauna that exist and now highlights the ecosystems services that biodiverse environments provide for inhabitants.

Jamaica benefits tremendously from its rich biodiversity with industries such as agriculture, tourism, fishing and mining all possible because of the island's varieties of flora, fauna and terrain.

This year, the National Environment and Planning Agency will be celebrating the day by highlighting the importance of biodiversity on its social-media platforms.

The agency will seek to engage its audience by sharing quick facts and having giveaways.