ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020

Upcoming Event

World Wildlife Day

APPEAL OF THE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENT ON
WORLD WILDLIFE DAY ON 3rd MARCH 2020.
 
World Wildlife day is celebrated all over the country in the month of March 3rd every year with the view to preserve the Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The wild animals and plants that live in the wild have an intrinsic value and contribute to the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic aspects of human well-being and to sustainable development.
World Wildlife Day is celebrated in 2020 under the theme "Sustaining all life on Earth", encompassing all wild animal and plant species as key components of the world's biodiversity.. Earth is home to countless species of fauna and flora. This rich diversity, and the billions of years during which its myriad elements have interacted to our planet inhabitable for all living creatures, including humans. People have depended on the constant interplay and inter linkages between all elements of the biosphere for all our needs: breathe air, eat foods, use energy and need for all purposes. However, unsustainable human activities and overexploitation of the species and natural resources that make up the habitats and ecosystems of all wildlife are imperiling the world’s biodiversity.
On World Wildlife Day 2020, it is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people. The world wildlife Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human-induced reduction of species, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. The urgent requirement for governments, civil society, private sector and individuals to add their voices and take actions to help conserve wildlife and ensure its continued use is sustainable.
Director
 Department of Environment