World Nature Conservation Day is observed internationally to spread awareness regarding the best practices to protect the natural resources as our Earth does not have an unlimited amount of things we need like water, trees, soil etc. It is observed on 28 July to raise awareness to protect natural resources, the importance of nature in our lives, and the necessity of conserving it. With problems like deforestation and illegal wildlife trade increasing every day, nature conservation has gone up on the list of priorities for a lot of countries. But now the government has recognised this serious concern as a problem and taken initiative to reverse it.
Significance of World Nature Conservation Day
Each and every activity in the world depends upon nature so people should understand that any activity they do will affect the earth. Conservation of nature is of utmost importance to all human beings and their life on Earth. Earth has given the essential need to live like water, air, trees, animals, food, soil, minerals, etc. so its people duty to keep the environment safe and clean. There are so many threats to nature, such as deforestation, illegal trade in wildlife, pollution, plastics use, chemicals, industrial developments, and many more factors. So, it is important to protect nature and to create a healthy environment for present and future generations.
History of World Nature Conservation Day
The history and origin of the World Nature Conservation Day are unknown but the main aim of celebrating it on 28 July is to come together and support nature, don’t exploit it. Conservation of nature is the wise management and utilization of natural resources. Due to natural imbalance, we are facing numerous problems like global warming, various diseases, natural disasters, increased temperature, etc. For the next generation, it is necessary to preserve the nature. So, it becomes very important to raise awareness for nature and its conservation among people all over the world to understand the importance of saving resources, recycle it, preserve it, and also understand the serious consequences of damaging it.
Steps to Conserve the Environment?
Due to the fact that natural resources are limited, and the formation takes millions of years, the human exploits them for their endless consumption and comfort. Human beings have become a threat to natural resources as human interference in natural resources is rising day after day. So, it is very important to save natural resources. Some of the steps to conserve nature are listed below:
- Use of alternative energy of energy such as solar and wind energy.
- Planting more trees to maintain the ecosystem, balance in ecology and to prevent soil erosion.
- Use the water resources in a proper way and reuse the kitchen water for watering the gardens.
- Grow vegetation in catchment areas.
- Reduce the usage of electricity.
- Use recyclable and biodegradable products.
- Ensure the recycling of wastes.
- Try to minimize the use of cars for a shorter distance.
- Use paper bags or cloth bag instead of plastic bags.
- Grow their own vegetables by using organic compost.
- Install water treatment plants and rainwater harvesting.