Every year, World Environment Day is observed on 5th June. The main objective of this day is to spread awareness on environmental issues. In addition, the purpose of this event is to increase political attention and action for saving nature and earth. The day is celebrated in more than 100 countries.
This year the theme of World Environment Day is “Go Wild for Life: Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade”. This year the host country for this event is Angola. The organization known as United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is responsible for running this event successfully.
The aim of this year’s theme is to raise awareness against illegal wildlife trade and to preserve world's biological diversity. It is considered as one of the largest illegal trades in the world. There are many adverse effects of illegal wildlife trade on environment and ecosystem.
According to World Wildlife Fund (WWF), some useful facts:
Moreover, due to Illegal wildlife trade, many other species of plants and animals are under threat such as marine turtles, timber trees, tiger and many more.
Wild plants and animals are used in manufacturing various stuffs. Though, it is true that human beings are dependent upon wildlife, but it creates problem when we take more than the natural world can supply. We can reduce illegal wildlife trade by restricting the use of products made up of wildlife.
It is very essential to stop illegal wildlife trade to save the nature for future generations to enjoy.