World Wildlife Day 2021: Netizens Raise Awareness On The Importance Of Earth’s Flora And Fauna For Human Existence | News

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We should do everything possible to protect of our forests and safe habitats for animals, said PM Modi on World Wildlife Day

Highlights
  • World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on March 3
  • India has 70% of global Tiger population: Union Minister, MoEFCC
  • World loses about 4.6 million hectares of forests every year: UN

New Delhi: According to the United Nations, every year, the world loses about 4.6 million hectares of forests because of numerous unsustainable human activities like timber trafficking, urbanisation, agriculture, and natural calamities. This reduction in forests contributes to biodiversity loss which along with widespread poaching is threatening the wildlife on the planet, it says. The wildlife that includes countless species of flora and fauna play a crucial role in balancing the ecosystem. With an aim to raise awareness about the importance of the wildlife and the issues impacting it, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 20, 2013, decided to proclaim March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day. The theme of World Wildlife Day 2021 is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.”

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In his address on the occasion of World Wildlife Day 2021, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations said,

The planet’s forests are home to some 80 per cent of all terrestrial wild species. They help regulate the climate and support the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people. Some 90 per cent of the world’s poorest people are dependent in some way on forest resources. The unsustainable exploitation of forests harms these communities and contributes to biodiversity loss and climate disruption.

Mr. Guterres further said that illegal trade in wild animal species is increasing the risks of zoonotic diseases, such as Ebola and COVID-19. He said,

On this year’s World Wildlife Day, I urge governments, businesses and people everywhere to scale up efforts to conserve forests and forest species, and to support and listen to the voices of forest communities. In so doing, we will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for people, planet and prosperity.

To celebrate the day and raise awareness about the importance of forests and ecosystems and how sustainable way of lifestyle is beneficial for the livelihood, people took to social media and shared informative and motivating posts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid emphasis on the protection of forests and safe habitats for animals and also extended gratitude to those working towards wildlife protection.

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 the protection of our forests and safe habitats for animals, PM Modi tweeted.

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government is working on the reintroduction of the Cheetah, which went extinct in 1952.

India has thriving wildlife and biodiversity. 70 per cent of Global Tiger population. 70 per cent of Asiatic Lions. 60 per cent of Leopard population. The Narendra Modi govt is working on the reintroduction of Cheetah, which went extinct in 1952….this Big Cat will be a reality soon. #WorldWildlifeDay, he said.

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju urged people to realise the importance of wildlife in their daily lives. He wrote on Twitter,

On #WorldWildlifeDay let’s realize that from the majestic lions to the humble worker bee, the huge variety of life on Earth is critical to our lives and well-being. India is seeing a steady rise in the population of various animals!

Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said it is a day to celebrate ‘forest-based livelihoods’. He wrote on Twitter,

On #WorldWildlifeDay, let us celebrate forest-based livelihoods. Our culture has sustained practices that accommodate both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests and forest-dwelling biodiversity.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu wrote,

On this World Wildlife Day, let us all put in dedicated efforts to save and preserve the wildlife & create greater awareness on the need to maintain a healthy ecological balance on our planet.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to mark World Wildlife Day said that sustaining biodiversity is important for humankind. He wrote,

On #WorldWildlifeDay, let’s raise awareness regarding the significance of fauna & flora, essential for planet earth & survival of human life. It’s important to create conditions for ecosystems to survive & wildlife to flourish. Sustaining biodiversity is essential for humankind.

To mark the occasion of World Wildlife Day, Padma Shri Awardee sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sculpture at the Puri beach in Odisha, shared the pictures of the same on Twitter and wrote,

On #WorldWildlifeDay My SandArt at Puri beach in Odisha with the message We love our wildlife.

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Erik Solheim, former Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) also took an opportunity to motivate people to celebrate the beautiful and varied form of wildlife on the planet. He also shared how technology is helping in tracking and protecting wildlife.

Actor Nimrat Kaur urged people to remember that human live in the space of the wildlife and not the other way round.

Actor Pulkit Samrat, who will be seen in the upcoming movie ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, shared how he bonded with an elephant named Unni for life. He shared pictures on Instagram and wrote,

For me, this is not just a title of my movie anymore. It stands true to the time I shared with this gentle beast. Meet Unni the elephant; playful, gentle, understanding and more human than many humans I know. I feel blessed to spend a year and a half in the forest with this beautiful soul.

Various other people also shared their messages about World Wildlife Day. A Twitter user Ugyen Tshering said,

Wishing everyone Happy World Wildlife Day 2021. May there be more harmony and peace with our neighbours. May we understand that they have the right to this world as much as we do. Let’s share the space in harmony and respect each other’s privacy and right to living.

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Manisha Kataki highlighted that World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of fauna and flora of Earth.

Adarsh Asokan, another user, reminded people that animals have as much right to live on the planet as humans.

Another social media user took to Twitter and shared some of the photographs taken by them on the occasion of World Wildlife Day.

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

11,47,43,449Cases

4,73,00,032Active

6,48,94,746Recovered

25,48,671Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 192 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 11,47,43,449 and 25,48,671 have died; 4,73,00,032 are active cases and 6,48,94,746 have recovered as on March 3, 2021 at 3:51 am.

India

1,11,39,516 14989Cases

1,70,126 1768Active

1,08,12,044 13123Recovered

1,57,346 98Deaths

In India, there are 1,11,39,516 confirmed cases including 1,57,346 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,70,126 and 1,08,12,044 have recovered as on March 3, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai45,478

Thane13,660

Pune9,920

Mumbai Suburban5,363

Aurangabad1,974

Nashik1,575

Raigad1,462

Palghar1,421

Solapur1,291

Jalgaon1,039

Akola757

Nagpur692

Kolhapur646

Satara629

Ratnagiri350

Amravati291

Dhule228

Hingoli208

Jalna201

Ahmednagar190

Nanded176

Yavatmal150

Sangli145

Latur139

Osmanabad125

Sindhudurg114

Buldhana88

Parbhani78

gondia69

Beed54

Nandurbar42

Gadchiroli42

Bhandara41

Chandrapur32

Washim13

Wardha11

21,69,330 7,863

80,302 1,477

20,36,790 6,332

52,238 54

DistrictCases

Kannur357

Kasaragod333

Palakkad224

Malappuram119

Kollam118

Thrissur106

Thiruvananthapuram104

Pathanamthitta98

Kozhikode90

Alappuzha76

Kottayam73

Ernakulam60

Idukki40

Wayanad36

10,64,279 2,938

47,569 590

10,12,484 3,512

4,226 16

DistrictCases

Udupi1,176

Kalaburagi669

Yadgir538

Bengaluru Urban529

Raichur369

Mandya346

Belagavi337

Bidar219

Hassan205

Davangere204

Vijayapura201

Dakshina Kannada179

Chikkaballapura149

Mysuru107

Bagalkote103

Uttara Kannada95

Shivamogga67

Dharwad61

Ballari60

Gadag45

Bengaluru Rural40

Tumakuru36

Kolar29

Haveri24

Chikkamagaluru19

Chitradurga14

Koppal5

Kodagu4

Ramanagara3

Chamarajanagara0

9,52,037 437

5,964 121

9,33,730 309

12,343 7

DistrictCases

Kurnool795

Krishna557

Guntur511

Anantapur428

East Godavari356

Chittoor319

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296

Y.S.R.205

West Godavari199

Srikakulam183

Prakasam104

Visakhapatnam103

Vizianagaram23

8,90,080 106

774 49

8,82,137 57

7,169

DistrictCases

Chennai23,324

Chengalpattu1,314

Thiruvallur774

Villupuram509

Kanchipuram503

Tiruvannamalai496

Cuddalore477

Ariyalur444

Tirunelveli433

Tuticorin333

Kallakurichi324

Madurai322

Salem258

Coimbatore188

Virudhunagar185

Dindigul175

Perambalur133

Ranipet133

Thanjavur130

Theni129

Tiruchirappalli119

Ramanathapuram119

Tiruppur116

Kanniyakumari110

Tenkasi103

Nagapattinam99

Karur88

Namakkal83

Erode75

Vellore71

Thiruvarur67

Pudukkottai53

Sivaganga46

Tirupathur45

Krishnagiri43

The Nilgiris17

Dharmapuri15

8,52,478 462

3,997 12

8,35,979 473

12,502 1

DistrictCases

North West5,463

Central4,817

West4,768

New Delhi3,405

North3,059

East2,472

South East2,446

South West2,391

South2,329

North East1,914

Shahdara1,580

6,39,681 217

1,543 139

6,27,227 78

10,911

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119

Agra933

Ghaziabad794

Meerut504

Lucknow386

Saharanpur298

Kanpur Nagar286

Moradabad252

Varanasi243

Hapur225

Aligarh215

Basti214

Amethi206

Rampur203

Jaunpur194

Firozabad190

Barabanki168

Gorakhpur166

Bulandshahr166

Siddharth Nagar159

Ghazipur159

Bijnor157

Deoria143

Azamgarh138

Sant Kabeer Nagar132

Mathura129

Ayodhya120

Muzaffarnagar117

Sambhal116

Sultanpur97

Ambedkar Nagar92

Maharajganj85

Amroha80

Rae Bareli78

Bahraich73

Kheri72

Kannauj69

Baghpat68

Kushi Nagar67

Bhadohi60

Ballia60

Gonda59

Etah52

Hardoi49

Balrampur49

Mau48

Mainpuri46

Etawah46

Hathras43

Unnao42

Jalaun41

Jhansi41

Shamli40

Chandauli38

Auraiya37

Farrukhabad36

Sitapur32

Prayagraj30

Banda27

Shahjahanpur25

Shravasti23

Budaun23

Mirzapur22

Bareilly17

Kasganj16

Pratapgarh15

Pilibhit15

Sonbhadra10

Kaushambi6

Kanpur Dehat4

Chitrakoot4

Lalitpur3

Hamirpur3

Mahoba3

Fatehpur3

6,03,711 103

2,082 4

5,92,901 98

8,728 1

DistrictCases

Kolkata2,777

Howrah1,435

24 Paraganas North1,031

Hooghly604

24 Paraganas South281

Maldah235

Dinajpur Uttar216

Coochbehar210

Birbhum206

Medinipur West159

Medinipur East153

Nadia139

Purba Bardhaman130

Murshidabad125

Bankura116

Darjeeling97

Jalpaiguri88

Paschim Bardhaman70

Purulia66

Dinajpur Dakshin50

Alipurduar39

Kalimpong18

Jhargram9

5,75,487 171

3,253 40

5,61,964 209

10,270 2

DistrictCases

Ganjam581

Jajapur322

Khordha238

Baleshwar190

Kendrapara164

Cuttack155

Bhadrak137

Balangir129

Puri103

Sundargarh102

Jagatsinghapur91

Nayagarh86

Mayurbhanj73

Nuapada69

Gajapati61

Dhenkanal36

Boudh34

Kendujhar34

Deogarh33

Kalahandi33

Sonepur29

Kandhamal28

Anugul26

Malkangiri20

Bargarh16

Koraput16

Sambalpur16

Jharsuguda8

Nabarangpur2

Rayagada2

3,37,351 74

731 17

3,34,703 56

1,917 1

DistrictCases

Jaipur2,177

Jodhpur1,748

Udaipur724

Bharatpur563

Kota503

Nagaur500

Ajmer379

Dungarpur374

Pali352

Jhalawar329

Bhilwara250

Sikar231

Chittorgarh188

Tonk171

Jalore164

Rajsamand140

Sirohi130

Bikaner112

Banswara91

Alwar90

Churu81

Jhunjhunu64

Dausa61

Dholpur60

Baran59

Jaisalmer53

Barmer34

Hanumangarh31

SawaiMadhopur26

Karauli17

Pratapgarh14

Ganganagar8

Bundi5

3,20,557 102

1,340 36

3,16,430 66

2,787

DistrictCases

Bilaspur100

Korba100

Mungeli87

Baloda Bazar85

Jashpur77

Janjgir-Champa56

Mahasamund54

Rajnandgaon52

Kabirdham52

Raigarh47

Raipur46

Balod41

Korea39

Durg31

Bemetara21

Kanker19

Balrampur17

Surguja14

Gariyaband10

Surajpur9

Dhamtari6

Bijapur2

Bastar2

Dantewada0

Kondagaon0

Narayanpur0

Sukma0

3,13,032 216

2,836 44

3,06,352 258

3,844 2

DistrictCases

Hyderabad2,475

Ranga Reddy183

Suryapet87

Jagitial77

Nizamabad76

MedchalMalkajgiri75

Mancherial43

YadadriBhuvanagiri40

Jogulamba Gadwal40

Vikarabad40

Nalgonda33

Warangal Urban32

Mahabubnagar30

Sangareddy26

Khammam26

Adilabad22

Nirmal21

Karimnagar17

RajannaSircilla16

Medak11

Kamareddy11

Mahabubabad10

Jayashankar Bhupalapally9

Nagarkurnool8

Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8

Jangoan8

Siddipet7

Peddapalli5

Bhadradri Kothagudem5

Warangal Rural4

Mulugu3

Narayanpet3

Wanaparthy1

2,99,254 168

1,912 5

2,95,707 163

1,635

DistrictCases

Gurugram2,950

Faridabad867

Sonipat404

Rohtak145

Palwal120

Jhajjar114

Karnal104

Hisar98

Ambala93

Panipat78

Nuh68

Bhiwani60

Rewari56

Kurukshetra55

Sirsa50

Kaithal48

Mahendragarh47

CharkiDadri43

Panchkula39

Fatehabad38

Jind38

Yamunanagar19

2,71,125 175

1,348 60

2,66,725 113

3,052 2

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad17,125

Surat2,311

Vadodara1,555

Gandhinagar410

Mahesana159

Banas Kantha147

Bhavnagar146

Rajkot135

Arvalli134

Mahisagar125

Anand107

PanchMahals107

Patan105

SabarKantha101

Kachchh99

Kheda98

Jamnagar63

Bharuch56

Botad55

Surendranagar55

Valsad47

GirSomnath45

Dohad43

Chhotaudepur37

Naysari35

Junagadh31

Narmada25

DevbhumiDwarka22

Amreli16

Porbandar11

Tapi6

Dang5

Morbi4

2,70,770 454

2,522 91

2,63,837 362

4,411 1

DistrictCases

Patna279

Bhagalpur266

Rohtas256

Khagaria253

Begusarai243

Madhubani199

Munger188

Jehanabad178

Katihar175

Darbhanga143

Samastipur139

Siwan139

PurbiChamparan138

Purnia135

Banka134

Buxar134

Nalanda123

Gopalganj123

Nawada122

Sheikhpura118

Gaya115

Kaimur (bhabua)105

Bhojpur103

Saran101

Muzaffarpur96

Saharsa88

Supaul87

Vaishali87

Madhepura82

Kishanganj75

Aurangabad75

Sitamarhi73

Lakhisarai72

Araria68

Pashchim Champaran57

Arwal52

Jamui47

Sheohar20

2,62,597 41

369 1

2,60,687 42

1,541

DistrictCases

Indore3,839

Bhopal1,880

Ujjain799

Burhanpur351

Neemuch319

Jabalpur276

East Nimar266

Sagar228

Gwalior211

Khargone196

Dewas140

Dhar132

Mandsaur112

Morena109

Bhind87

Raisen71

Barwani60

Ratlam51

Rewa39

Shajapur39

Hoshangabad37

Vidisha37

Chhatarpur35

Betul35

Rajgarh31

Dindori29

Sheopur26

Damoh26

Satna24

Anuppur22

Panna20

Tikamgarh18

Sidhi17

Narsinghpur17

Chhindwara16

Agar Malwa15

Mandla15

Shivpuri15

Jhabua14

Shandol14

Singrauli13

Ashoknagar13

Datia12

Sehore12

Umaria10

Balaghat9

Guna8

Harda4

Alirajpur3

Katni3

Seoni2

Niwari0

2,62,433 331

2,973 72

2,55,595 259

3,865

DistrictCases

Kamrup Metro276

Golaghat203

Nagaon143

Hojai89

Dima Hasao86

Karimganj85

Tinsukia84

Cachar80

Dibrugarh61

Hailakandi57

Lakhimpur57

Marigaon50

Dhemaji47

Kamrup42

Kokrajhar37

Dhubri30

Charaideo29

Barpeta28

Udalguri28

Sonitpur27

Jorhat24

Nalbari23

Darrang20

Sivasagar20

Goalpara19

Biswanath16

Baksa14

KarbiAnglong13

Bongaigaon12

Chirang6

West KarbiAnglong5

South SalmaraMancachar4

Majuli2

2,17,585 15

1,632 1

2,14,860 14

1,093

DistrictCases

Amritsar485

Jalandhar297

Ludhiana293

Tarn Taran163

Gurdaspur154

Hoshiarpur140

S.A.S Nagar137

Patiala132

Sangrur107

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99

Pathankot86

Rupnagar (Ropar)74

Faridkot74

Sri Muktsar Sahib71

Moga65

Bathinda60

Fatehgarh Sahib57

Fazilka53

Firozepur50

Kapurthala44

Mansa31

Barnala25

1,83,538 729

5,198 345

1,72,480 374

5,860 10

DistrictCases

Anantnag395

Srinagar300

Kulgam295

Baramulla271

Shopian255

Kupwara231

Bandipora175

Udhampur155

Ramban151

Jammu138

Budgam110

Pulwama108

Kathua53

Rajouri39

Ganderbal37

Poonch35

Doda27

Reasi26

Samba25

Kishtwar10

Mirpur0

Muzaffarabad0

1,26,589 85

820 9

1,23,811 94

1,958

DistrictCases

East Singhbum170

Ranchi148

Hazaribagh110

Garhwa80

Ramgarh75

Koderma58

Simdega48

Dhanbad32

Gumla28

Palamu27

West Singhbhum21

SaraikelaKharsawan20

Giridih19

Bokaro16

Latehar14

Khunti10

Lohardaga8

Deoghar5

Dumka5

Pakur4

Jamtara2

Godda2

Chatra1

Sahebganj0

1,20,037 51

498 13

1,18,449 38

1,090

DistrictCases

Dehradun370

Nainital323

Tehri Garhwal110

Haridwar94

Udam Singh Nagar83

Almora71

Champawat45

Pithoragarh43

Chamoli36

PauriGarhwal36

Bageshwar31

Rudraprayag30

Uttar Kashi24

97,089 58

451 8

94,946 66

1,692

DistrictCases

Hamirpur117

Kangra105

Una41

Solan32

Chamba29

Bilaspur21

Mandi21

Sirmaur11

Shimla10

Kullu4

Kinnaur2

Lahaul And Spiti0

58,800 23

437 3

57,367 20

996

DistrictCases

South Goa69

North Goa57

55,073 47

582 1

53,695 48

796

DistrictCases

Pondicherry111

Mahe4

Karaikal2

Yanam0

39,763 29

174 3

38,920 32

669

DistrictCases

Dhalai196

Sepahijala174

Gomati74

South Tripura53

Unakoti49

West Tripura45

Khowai24

North Tripura14

33,420

40 2

32,989 2

391

DistrictCases

Churachandpur32

Kangpokpi26

Imphal West21

Thoubal18

Imphal East10

Tengnoupal9

Bishnupur7

Senapati6

Chandel5

Kamjong5

Ukhrul4

Jiribam3

Pherzawl3

Kakching2

Tamenglong2

Noney1

29,282 8

33 3

28,876 5

373

DistrictCases

Chandigarh313

21,906 67

472 42

21,080 24

354 1

DistrictCases

Changlang31

Papum Pare8

Lohit3

Namsai2

West Siang1

East Siang1

Upper Siang1

Tawang1

PakkeKessang1

West Kameng0

Upper Subansiri0

Tirap0

Siang0

Shi Yomi0

Anjaw0

Lower Subansiri0

Lower Dibang Valley0

Longding0

Leparada0

KurungKumey0

KraDaadi0

Kamle0

East Kameng0

Dibang Valley0

Lower Siang0

16,838 1

2 1

16,780

56

DistrictCases

East Khasi Hills22

West Garo Hills5

South West Garo Hills4

North Garo Hills1

West Jaintia Hills1

West Khasi Hills1

East Garo Hills0

East Jaintia Hills0

Ribhoi0

South Garo Hills0

South West Khasi Hills0

13,966 3

15 2

13,803 5

148

DistrictCases

Dimapur20

Mon8

Kohima7

Kiphire3

Tuensang3

Peren2

Phek1

Longleng0

Mokokchung0

Wokha0

Zunheboto0

12,200

7 0

12,102

91

DistrictCases

Kargil77

LehLadakh43

9,819

44 2

9,645 2

130

DistrictCases

East District3

South District3

North District0

West District0

6,147 2

37 8

5,975 10

135

DistrictCases

South Andamans33

Nicobars1

North And Middle Andaman1

5,020

6 0

4,952

62

DistrictCases

Kolasib11

Aizawl10

Mamit8

Lawngtlai2

Lunglei2

Saitual1

Champhai0

Hnahthial0

Khawzawl0

Saiha0

Serchhip0

4,427 1

20 0

4,397 1

10

DistrictCases

Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,408 2

6 2

3,400

2

DistrictCases

Lakshadweep District0

407 10

137 9

269 1

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