Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted all those working towards wildlife protection on World Wildlife Day today.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “On #WorldWildlifeDay, 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 protection of our forests and safe habitats for animals.”
World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on March 3 to promote long-term conservation of forests, wild flora and fauna and also to celebrate forest-based livelihoods.
World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2021 under the theme “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”, as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally.