World Wildlife Day 2021

History, Theme, Significance

By The News Voice

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World Wildlife Day is observed annually on March 3 to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's flora and fauna, and to raise awareness about animals going extinct.

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On December 20, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly had proclaimed March 3 as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness about animals and plants .

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The day also highlights the issues such as urbanization, poaching, pollution, destruction of wildlife habitat. Also the ways humans can contribute to conservation efforts of wildlife.

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This year, the World Wildlife Day will be celebrated under the theme 'Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet'

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It will be a way to highlight the role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forested and forest-adjacent areas

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On the occasion of World Wildlife Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, urging citizens to  "do everything possible to ensure protection of our forests and safe habitats for animals".

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Earth is home to countless species, and wildlife plays an important role in balancing the environment. It can be found in all ecosystems, deserts, rainforests, plains, and other areas.

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This day is special because it's the celebration of the beautiful biodiversity that exists on our planet.

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"If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love."  -Steve Irwin

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