Wildlife refers to the huge variety of flora and fauna living on earth in wilds. An essential part of our ecosystem, many of these wildlife species are on the verge of extinction today due to human life activities. Carelessness combined with greed has resulted in a sharp decline of these species.
World Wildlife Day: Importance, Significance & Theme
An increase in wildlife crimes (illegal poaching, killing and selling of precious body parts of animals, etc.) led to a series of serious discussion in the UN under UNGA (United Nations General Assembly). Finally, in its 68th session, on the 20th of December, 2003, it was decided that the world will celebrate ‘World Wildlife Day’ every year on the 3rd of March. The aim of the World Wildlife Day is to acknowledge the importance of wildlife species in maintaining the ecological balance on earth. It also aims to create awareness among humans about the importance of wildlife and tries to curb the various dangers directed towards the flora and fauna.
Every year, UN celebrates the wildlife species and assign a theme to raise awareness about that particular topic. For the year 2019, the theme which will be focused the most is, ‘Life Below Water: For people and planet’.
Marine life is an integral part of any civilization. It is said that around 3 billion people depend on marine life in a way or another. They offer humans with a number of resources including food, source of livelihood, craft, etc. The aim behind this year’s theme is to create awareness and protect the underwater wildlife from the ongoing assault.
Do Your Bit
Even a small contribution from different individuals in a society can lead to great differences on a mass level. There are a number of ways in which a common citizen can help in saving these precious creatures from extinction and contribute towards a well-balanced ecological system.
Some of the ways to support the cause are as follows:
•Learn- Try to learn more and more about the wildlife species, their importance, their impact, and the methods to save them
•Share- Share your knowledge regarding wildlife with your friends and friendly. Also, try to create awareness among people using various social media sites.
•Participate- Participate in the various events organised all over the world. You can also organize some events and ask people to participate in them.
World Wildlife Day is a step to celebrate and conserve the rich wildlife. Contribute towards saving the wildlife, be a part of it.