There are many events, including exhibitions, shows, walks and talks, taking place all over the country throughout the year so that you can enjoy nature and find out more about the incredible variety of life in the UK.
This year the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2011 celebrated nature with Bioblitzes in Somerset, Ireland and The Natural History Museum's Wildlife Garden.
25 January 2012
At four themed debates, a panel of leading experts chaired by Richard Black, the BBC's environment correspondent, will tackle key issues at the heart of the Earth Summit's green economy agenda.
Your questions and comments will form an important part of these discussions, which will be webcast live from the Natural History Museum in spring 2012.
A new gallery exploring the connections between all living things, including us, and showing how we can all shape the future by the choices we make.