World Wildlife Day 2021 (Photo Credits: File Image)
World Wildlife Day 2021: World Wildlife Day is observed every year on 3 March and its aim is to raise awareness about flora and fauna i.e. forest-based livelihoods. Simultaneously, it is to promote the wildlife management model and the practices that provide human welfare and long-term conservation of forests. To raise awareness about the protection of flora and fauna on the earth, it is very important that we take initiative in the direction of conservation of wildlife and flora, so that endangered species can be saved and the ecosystem is strengthened.
According to wildlifeday.org, forests, forest species and their dependent livelihoods are currently beset by a number of crises, currently facing climate change, loss of biodiversity, health, social and economic impacts. Let us know the history and importance of World Wildlife Day.
History and importance of World Wildlife Day
In its resolution, the General Assembly reaffirmed its intrinsic value and its various contributions to sustainable development and human welfare, including ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetics. The General Assembly took note of the result of the 16th meeting of the Parties Conference at a special conference held in Bangkok from 3 to 14 March 2012.
March 3 was chosen as World Wildlife Day to raise awareness about world wildlife and flora and recognized the important role of CITES in ensuring that its international trade does not threaten the species’ survival. The General Assembly requested the CITES Secretariat in association with organizations related to the United Nations system to facilitate the implementation of World Wildlife Day.
Theme of World Wildlife Day 2021
Today World Wildlife Day is being celebrated and its theme is ‘Forest and Livelihood: Sustaining People and Planet’. Celebrating World Wildlife Day is one way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystem services to sustain the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people. There is a historical connection of forest and forest adjacent areas globally and especially with people from indigenous and local communities, which was initiated by Thailand to raise awareness of the world’s wildlife. The Mahasabha has encouraged efforts to raise awareness about wildlife in various ways, including ecological, genetic, scientific, aesthetics. This day is also celebrated to protect the existence of various fauna and flora species.