News Link: Modi Gives Special Message On World Wildlife Day – By MK (Editor)
India seeing steady rise in animal population, tweets PM Modi
March 3 is celebrated as the World Wildlife Day commemorating the day of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (C I T E S) in 1973. The United Nations General Assembly (U N G A) celebrated the day every year to raise awareness about global wildlife and plants.
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, various ministers took to Twitter. Which is to raise awareness around various issues concerned with wildlife and its conservation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted honouring all those involved in the service of wildlife protection.
“On World Wild life Day, 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,” Modi said.
The significance of this year’s theme is nor only to highlight the role of forests, but also forest species. And ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihood of millions of people at a global level. Especially of the indigenous and local communities that have been associated with the forest for the longest of times.
“India has thriving wild life & bio diversity. 70% of Global Tiger population. 70% of Asiatic Lions. 60% of Leopard population. The Nnarendra Modi Government is working on the reintroduction of the Cheetah, which went extinct in 1952. …this Big Cat will be a reality soon.”
Minister of state for youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju also appreciated.
“On World Wild life Day let’s realize that from the majestic lions to the humble worker bee, the huge variety of life on Earth is critical to our lives and well being. India is seeing a steady rise in the population of various animals!,” his tweet read.
Further, Several other leaders too tweeted on the occasion to raise awareness around issues and indigenous communities. As per the United Nations, 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.
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Modi Gives Special Message On World Wildlife Day