By – Saishri Bagde
Remember those times in kindergarten at the zoo where your pupils would dilate at the sight of beautiful beasts and exotic birds. Unfortunately, our ignorant actions and our greed has put the wildlife in danger. A lot of Flora and fauna have already extinct and other are on their verge of extension.
On December 20th, 2013, The United Nations proclaimed 3rd March as UN World Wildlife Day. On this day the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( CITES ) was signed in the year 1973. This year’s theme is ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet’. This theme is undertaken to highlight the central 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 which aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Forests manage floods and storm by slowing and reducing the speed and intensity of the water and wind. Forests reduce soil erosion and improve the water quality by acting like sponges and of course, adds to the beauty of the surroundings. But why save wildlife? Our nature is a heavenly creation and all the life on earth evolved in such a way that each of them have a role in balancing the ecosystem on earth.
On this wildlife day let’s come ahead and make a choice here to save the animals and forests for the betterment of word and us.
On this 3rd March like every year Environment Club organised a Signature Campaign to bring awareness for water, forest and land conservation. An oath was also taken in promise do our best for Wildlife Conservation.
Also don’t forget to take the water oath on Paani ki Baat page. As water is a basic need of our life and is the talk of the hour. We need to do everything to save it.