World Wildlife Day 2020 Sustaining all life on Earth

World Wildlife Day 2020 Sustaining all life on Earth

Theme: Sustaining all life on Earth

About World Wildlife Day 2020

The United Nations World Wildlife Day is a global celebration. World Wildlife Day takes place annually on 3 March. This year, World Wildlife Day will be celebrated under the theme of “Sustaining all life on Earth”.

Values of wildlife as part of global biodiversity and the links that unite all life forms

Forests are home to nearly half of all land-based species. They provide the air we breathe and much of the resources to sustain the livelihoods of close to 1.6 billion people.

The importance of sustainable use for livelihoods and sustainable development

Developing a more sustainable relationship with nature is key to protecting the rich diversity of  wildlife and its ecosystems.

Threats and challenges facing wildlife and their ecosystems

Over the last 40 years, global populations of birds, fish, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have declined by nearly 60%. Biodiversity loss is a planetary crisis that must be addressed.

Global efforts underway to ensure sustainable use of wildlife

World Heritage unites nations behind a shared commitment to preserve the world’s most outstanding heritage, including biological diversity for the benefit of present & future generations.

Call to action

Whether on land, in the oceans, in forests, wetlands or closer to population centers: wildlife and their ecosystems are declining. We must halt biodiversity loss and boost conservation efforts before it is too late.

SOURCE: https://www.wildlifeday.org/