World Environment Day, 2016: UN pledges to end illegal wildlife trade

Elephants, Rhinos, Turtles, Whales are just some of the species that are mercilessly killed and smuggled for their meat, fur, skin, tusks etc.

Last Updated: Jun 05, 2016, 12:58 PM IST
World Environment Day, 2016: UN pledges to end illegal wildlife trade

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Every year, June 5th is observed as World Environment Day. This year United Nations (UN) calls for a worldwide campaign to take a strong action to curb the illegal trade of wildlife that is threatening the biodiversity of our home planet.

Elephants, Rhinos, Turtles and Whales are just some of the species that are mercilessly killed and smuggled for their meat, fur, skin, tusks etc.

Such aggressive and illegal killing of animals around the globe is not only disturbing the eco-system but also robbing us of our natural heritage.

It's high time that we all should stand firmly against wildlife crime and take some stern action at both individual and governmental levels to protect our wildlife resources that ensure the sustainability of our precious planet.

On this day, UN is encouraging everyone to come forward and pledge to protect species that are under threat so that our future generations will also learn the values of preserving wildlife and become socially responsible.