World Wildlife Day with Theme:
On March 3rd, the whole world is celebrating World Wildlife Day to resolve the issues surrounding wildlife. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes many forest areas in all different climate zones (boreal forests, temperate forests, subtropical forests, and woodlands, tropical forests, mangrove forests). Ranging in size from 18 hectares to 5.8 million hectares. In addition, the List includes forest sites with the most emblematic forest animals in the world.
This year the theme decided by the United Nations is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”, as a way 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 forest and forest-adjacent areas. World Wildlife Day with Theme 2021 aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and their wide-ranging commitments to alleviating poverty, ensuring sustainable use of resources, and conserving life on land.
Indigenous peoples and local communities are at the forefront of the symbiotic relationship between humans and forests, forest-dwelling wildlife species, and the ecosystem services they provide. Roughly 28% of the world’s land surface is currently managed by indigenous peoples, including some of the most ecologically intact forests on the planet. These spaces are not only central to their economic and personal well-being, but also to their cultural identities so the World Wildlife Day with Theme 2021 is given.
To mark the occasion of World Wildlife Day, India’s sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created sand art, shared the pictures of the same, and wrote, “On #WorldWildlifeDay My SandArt at Puri beach in Odisha with the message We love our wildlife.”
Importance of Wildlife:
- They are the Indicators of Environmental Health
- They act as a Source of Medicines
- They act as a Source of Medical Treatments.
- Life Sustenance: Wildlife plays a vital role in the ecological and biological processes that are essential to life itself.
- Maintainers of Ecological Balance: Some of the biological processes in which wild species play a key role are pollination, germination, seed dispersal, soil generation, nutrient cycling, predation, habitat maintenance, waste breakdown, and pest control.
- Genetic Diversity: Wildlife and wildlife habitat are also important for the preservation of genetic diversity.
Join Hands for a Change Now: On the World Wildlife Day
On World Wildlife Day with Theme 2021 today, join us in reflecting on the importance of forest-based livelihoods and seeking to promote forest and forest wildlife management models and practices that accommodate both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests, forest-dwelling species of wild fauna and flora, and the ecosystems they sustain and promote the value of traditional practices and knowledge that contribute to establishing a more sustainable relationship with these crucial natural systems.
1.Why is it important to conserve animals?
- By conserving wildlife, we’re ensuring that future generations can enjoy our natural world and the incredible species that live within it.
- To help protect wildlife, it’s important to understand how species interact within their ecosystems, and how they’re affected by environmental and human influences.
2.What is the major cause of diminishing wildlife numbers?
- The reasons are deforestation, pollution, killing, overexploitation, etc. The most important among them is deforestation or destruction of their natural habitat because it will affect the species (flora and fauna) of the complete area and not only a few organisms.
3.How are animals helpful to humans?
- Animals help humans in so many ways, from professional support (as guide dogs for the blind or as therapy dogs) or offering us love and companionship in our daily lives. …
- Animals reduce the fear of their owner in threatening situations; they guide the blind; they warn those in danger of diabetic or epileptic fits.