On the occasion of ‘World Wildlife Day’ Society for Conservation of Wildlife organized a programme on 3rd March, 2022 at Kukrail Wildlife Reserve, Lucknow in collaboration of School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow and Forest Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh. The objective of the programme is to create awareness among people to conserve the biodiversity including both flora and fauna. Biodiversity is declining very quickly around the globe. Some scientists even say that at present we are going through sixth mass extinction and very soon we may lose all the wild mammals. The theme of World Wildlife Day 2022 is “Recovering key species for Ecosystem Restoration” and this theme was declared by United Nations. This theme is chosen to draw attention to the conservation status of some critically endangered species. Restoration of wildlife and the protection of endangered species is of paramount importance. Biodiversity plays a huge contribution to our ecological system, economics, social and human well-being and sustainable development. The United Nations general assembly on December 20, 2013 during 68th session, decided to declare March 3, the day of adoption of the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild flora and fauna, as World Wildlife Day to restore their habitats and ecosystems and promote sustainable use by humanity. As a matter of concern, almost more than 8000 species of wild fauna and flora are endangered and close to 30,000 more are known to be on the verge of getting extinct or vulnerable and estimated that around a million species are said to be extinct. On this occasion society for conservation of wildlife felicitated Dr. Ravi Kumar Singh by wildlife conservation award for excellent contribution in wild life biodiversity.
March 3, 2022 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Dr. Ravi Kumar