PM Modi extends wishes on World Wildlife Day



Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, took to his Twitter handle to extend wishes on the occasion of World Wildlife Day.

"On World Wildlife Day, 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.

World Wildlife Day, which is celebrated on March 3, is a global annual event dedicated to wildlife, to highlight the central role of forests, and to celebrate the wildlife across the world and raise awareness about the dangers that human activities and climate change, in turn, are posing on it.

This year's theme is "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet".

On December 20, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed March 3 as World Wildlife Day.

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)


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