World Nature Conservation Day is dedicated to the conservation of nature and the environment. Every year on July 28, millions of people around the world unite with a common goal – to talk about preserving natural resources and ecology. This is critical for future generations if we want them to be healthy and live on a healthy planet.
As a result of human activity, many plants and animals have disappeared or are on the verge of extinction. If the situation is not changed, humanity will disappear with the flora and fauna. That is why World Nature Conservation Day appeared on the calendar. Its mission is to show that air, water, soil, flora, and fauna are invaluable.
Every year more and more attention is paid to protecting nature, but to see real results will take decades. The situation is complicated by the fact that people ruthlessly exploit resources, not thinking if they can be replenished. In addition, the world is steadily moving in the direction of biodiversity loss.
- An organization closely involved in environmental issues is the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It was formed in the 1950s, and its mission is to determine how people affect nature, identify species that are on the verge of extinction, and protect them and their habitats.
- In the early 2000s, the International Union for Conservation of Nature prepared solutions to global natural problems. The document discusses how to solve the problems of global warming, poverty, and food shortages.
- Less than 13% of the land is nature reserves.
- Between 1970 and 2020, the populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians declined by almost 70%.
- According to statistics, species that live in freshwater reservoirs disappear faster.
How to take part
Start with yourself – reduce plastic use, use objects made from biodegradable materials. Properly dispose of electronic devices and household appliances. Use water more economically.
When is World Nature Conservation Day celebrated in 2023?
World Nature Conservation Day is observed on September 28 each year.