“On this World Wildlife Day, I call on all citizens, businesses and governments to play their part in protecting the world’s wild animals and plants. The actions taken by each of us will determine the fate of the world’s wildlife. The future of wildlife is in our hands!”
– Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
In the last few decades, human encroachment and poaching are two biggest threats which continues to haunt wildlife across the globe. Governments had launched several initiatives in the past to curb the menace, but it seems the problems have grown much bigger to handle. Today, we have reached a melting point where most of the animal species face a new catastrophic flood, but this time the deadly downpour is caused by humans. Species around the world confront a rain of bullets, poisonings, traps, and snares.
This year’s theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands” presents a perfect opportunity to reconsolidates our efforts to step up the global fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. The day also call for global celebration of many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to sensitize the masses about the multitude of benefits that wildlife conservation provides to people living in different corners of the world.
The theme puts special emphasis on the fact that wildlife, people and sustainable development all are inter-related, neither can be separated nor can be isolated . We must acknowledge the fact that It is the responsibility of each generation to protect wildlife for the following generation. At the same time it calls for the pressing need for international action to ensure the survival of the wildlife species of both charismatic and lesser known species.
The #WorldWildlifeDay has generated substantial support on the social media platforms with people, celebrities, lawmakers from across the globe have come together and are echoing in one voice i.e. save the wildlife.
Conserve wild areas. Conserve wildlife. #WorldWildlifeDay
Let us celebrate #WorldWildlifeDay by following the theme: “The future of wildlife is in our hands”
Fiinovation apprehends that today is a world wildlife day and yet another year has passed and the species pool has been further drained. It is not an inexhaustible supply. Fiinovation believes that we have to act now, or we may have to build another ark to protect this planet’s wonderful diversity not from a flood, but from ourselves. Wild life conservation is the way forward, #SaveWildlife #ConserveWildlife #CatchPoachers
#SaveWildlife #StopHumanEncroachment #StopPoaching
By – Rohit Kaul
Media & Communications – Fiinovation