On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Environmental Research at Ain Shams University, in partnership with the Environmental Affairs Agency, is organizing a scientific seminar entitled "Biodiversity is our life", on Sunday, May 22, under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of the University and Prof. Dr. Hesham Tamraz, Vice President of the University for Community Service and Environmental Development, and the supervision of Prof. Dr. Noha Samir Donia, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Research, Prof. Dr. Hala Awadallah, Vice Dean for Community Service and Environmental Development, coordinated by Dr. Hoda Helal, director of the Green Transformation Unit at the college.
The workshop aims to preserve biological diversity, preserve natural balance, increase cultural and environmental awareness to protect biodiversity from deterioration, provide a broader understanding of the issues related to it, in addition to offering inspiring and positive solutions to limit the deterioration of environmental biodiversity.
The activities of the seminar sessions are held on line and include three sessions that discuss biological diversity, how to conserve soaring birds, the relationship between wildlife and infectious diseases, and the dangers of plastic to wildlife and biodiversity.
The events of the seminar will be held with the participation of a group of experts; Dr. Mohamed Kamel, Dr. Ayman Hamadeh, Mr. Osama Al-Gebali, Ms. Noha Sami.
It is worth noting that the International Day for Biological Diversity expresses the living tissue that makes up the planet and that determines human well-being in the present as well as in the future. Therefore, the rapid decline that affects it would pose a threat to nature and humans alike.
According to reports issued in 2018 by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the global drivers of biodiversity loss are climate change, the spread of harmful gases, overexploitation of natural resources, pollution and urbanization.
In order to limit this decline, it is necessary to make a change in the role that individuals play, their practices and their relationships with biodiversity.
UNESCO, accompanied by Member States and their peoples, seeks to exert efforts to reduce losses to biodiversity by showing signs of understanding and appreciation for their work on the one hand, and protecting and using biodiversity in a sustainable manner on the other.
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