Forest and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet, this is the theme chosen by United Nations to celebrate World Wildlife Day. In its 68th general assembly, 20th December 2013 United Nations took the initiative to render 3rd March as World Wildlife Day. This day is the most important day dedicated to wildlife.
Forest and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet, this particular theme has been chosen to signify the importance of forest in those people’s life whose lifestyle, culture, habitat, livelihood is actively dependent with the forest itself. Close to 350 million people around the world make their living through these forests. Because of the dynamic climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, extinction of species due to thefts, the killing of animals for money created a huge negative impact on these people as well as on the forests. The main agenda of this day to observe these various kinds of threats and raise awareness against them as well as seeking government, private sector, civil societies to help to prevent this danger. As the man nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter,” Steve Irwin said, “We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife.”