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Keep the land alive, protect soil biodiversity

World Soil Resource Day

World Soil Day (WSD), December 5 is a United Nations Observation Day that celebrates the importance of soil health for a food-secure future. This year’s campaign “Keeping Soil Alive, Protecting Soil Biodiversity” urges us to focus our attention on the creatures that work underground – from tiny bacteria to insects. nimble milipedes and earthworms – all of which contribute to processes integral to life on Earth.

Today, biodiversity loss is a concern – and so is the land. Soil is home to more than a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity. However, we only know 1% of this universe. There are more living things in every piece of land than there are people on Earth. Soil organisms are responsible for many important ecosystem processes, on which humans depend: from supporting plant growth, to storing carbon and being a vast storehouse for pharmaceuticals . But soil biodiversity is under pressure! Unsustainable land management affects life underground. Take action to protect soil biodiversity by joining us!

World Soild Day (WSD) is celebrated every year on December 5 as a way to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of land resources.

The International Soil Day was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. Under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership, FAO supported the establishment of officially WSD as a global awareness platform organization. The FAO Conference unanimously endorsed World Soil Day in June 2013 and requested its official adoption at the 68th United Nations General Assembly. In December 2013, the UN General Assembly supported by designates December 5, 2014 as the first official World Land Day.

December 5 for World Soil Resources Day (WSD) was chosen because it corresponds to the official birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, who officially recognized the event.

Refer to the source of the article on Soil & substrates

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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