“Making a difference to the welfare of wildlife doesn’t require a massive effort; it requires small actions that can make a significant impact.” ― Paul Oxton
On World Wildlife Day, we reflect on our responsibility to protect the magnificent diversity of life on our planet. And we recognize our abject failure. Human activities are laying waste to once-thriving forests, jungles, farmland, oceans, rivers, seas, and lakes. One million species teeter on the brink of extinction, due to habitat destruction, fossil fuel pollution and the worsening climate crisis. We must end this war on nature.
The good news is that we have the tools, the knowledge, and the solutions. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which has helped protect thousands of plants and animals.
Based on this year’s theme – ‘Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation’ proposed by the United Nations, the adorable SAIoneers of KG-I adorned themselves with animal attire and made headbands to represent different wild animals with their peers as they observed World Wildlife Day to celebrate the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people.
Depicting their support towards maintaining natural habitats and creating a safe place to live on the green planet, children performed so as to disseminate the word to feed animals in their neighbourhood, not to harm animals, protect wild flora and fauna by planting more trees, reuse, and buy recycled items. This practise improved their language, naturalistic, and aesthetic abilities while also fostering empathy and a concern for the living things around them. The young learners understood how crucial it is to curb wildlife related crimes to successfully protect biodiversity.