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An appeal from the Director of Environment in view of the Earth Day 2012

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An appeal from the Director of Environment in view of the World Environment Day 2016


On 5th June 1972, world leaders got together to think seriously about our planet's future for the first time. Leaders of 113 countries met in the Stockholm Conference, and agreed upon a plan to reverse some of the damages. It was the first time that issues like Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and global warming were discussed. After the Conference, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was set up. It coordinates activities of all UN member states on environmental issues.

The anniversary of the Stockholm Conference is celebrated as World Environment Day (WED) every year. Each year, there is a special theme.  This year the theme is

“Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade”

This year’s slogan for WED – Go Wild for Life – On this World Environment Day, I urge all to take responsibility to protect all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations. This can be about animals or plants that are threatened within your local area as well as at the national or global level - many local extinctions will eventually add up to a global extinction! Whoever you are, and wherever you live, show zero-tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife in word and deed, and make a difference.