The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has saluted all those working towards wildlife protection on World Wildlife Day today.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “On #WorldWildlifeDay, I salute all those working towards wildlife protection. Be it lions, tigers and leopards, India is seeing a steady rise in the population of various animals. We should do everything possible to ensure the protection of our forests and safe habitats for animals.”
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3 March is observed as World Wildlife Day. It is held every year by all member states of the UN. The theme of World Wildlife Day 2021 is “Forests and Livelihoods: sustaining people and planet“. It is aimed to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.
The theme of World Wildlife Day 2021 is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet“, to highlight the importance of forests, species, and ecosystems 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.
It was initiated on 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Since then World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife.