The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) highlights the importance of urban biodiversity and its benefits to the environment and community through its BiodiverCity Photo Contest held in celebration of the 2021 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD) on May 21. Grand prize winner was Ruwen Verdaguer for his photo entitled “Urban Farming” (top) featuring a small garden in a vacant area amidst subdivisions. Second and third prizes went to “Kangkong Farming” (lower left) by Danilo Victoriano and “Watering Green for Gold” (lower right) by Joseph Senga. In his message during the IDBD virtual event, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that by telling and sharing biodiversity stories in photos and other creative ways, everyone can be part of the solution to biodiversity loss. ###