The International Day for Biological Diversity:Biodiversity and Agriculture 22 May 2008

About the Images

The poster and logos for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2008 have been designed from a traditional Gabba embroidered tapestry from Pakistan that was donated to the CBD Museum of Nature and Culture in 2006 by Pakistan’s Minister for Environment.

Measuring some two metres across and two metres high, the intricately stitched and brightly coloured Gabba depicts scenes of everyday life and the rich heritage of biodiversity and agriculture in a farming landscape of Pakistan.

Reproduced in full on the poster, extracts from the tapestry are reproduced in a set of five logos that depict different aspects of a traditional mixed farming system – from the plough to the cooking pot.

The logos are available in all United Nations Languages, in zipped files, in two formats:
  • EPS files in CMYK format, suitable for printing. These can be used for printing on a variety of items, including badges and stickers, or even t-shirts and handbags.
  • JPEG files in RGB format, suitable for use on the web.

To download the poster and logos click here.

If you require additional versions of the poster or logos, please contact