Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade on World Environment Day 2016

Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade on World Environment Day 2016

Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade on World Environment Day 2016

The history of Earth concerns the development of the planet from its formation to the present day. Nearly all branches of natural science have contributed to the understanding of the main events of the Earth's past. The age of Earth is approximately one-third of the age of the universe. Earth formed around 4.54 billion years ago by accretion from the solar nebula.

Species continue to evolve, taking on new forms, splitting into daughter species or going extinct in the process of adapting or dying in response to ever-changing physical environments.

The process of plate tectonics continues to play a dominant role in the shaping of Earth's oceans and continents and the living species they harbor. Changes in the biosphere continue, in turn, to produce significant effects on the atmosphere and other systems of the Earth's surface, such as the integrity of the ozone layer, the proliferation of greenhouse gases, the conditions of productive soils and clean air and water, and others.

Most of the life that covers the surface of the Earth depends directly or indirectly on photosynthesis. The most common form, oxygenic photosynthesis, turns carbon dioxide, water and sunlight into food.

Human evolution is the lengthy process of change by which people originated from apelike ancestors. Scientific evidence shows that the physical and behavioral traits shared by all people originated from apelike ancestors and evolved over a period of approximately six million years.

After hearing all these facts about evolution of earth, different atmospheres, humans, you might have surprised! Because it took such a longer time to shape in proper way.

But, as days pass on, technology, various lives evolved and the same time human’s negligence has reached peak level. All these factors cause damage to the surroundings and making our future lives tougher conditions.

If this continues we will be landed up into the situations like Michael Crichton’s science fiction “Jurassic Park” becomes real science fact sometime soon, and total life extinction will continue to mean gone forever.

We must start learning from mistakes of the past; think of giving back to our immediate surroundings or at least, have this innate desire to be aware of the environmental changes that affect the globe.

It's easy to blame others for the effects of global warming and climate change, and damage to the environment. We can blame governments for not making environmental policy a priority; businesses for increasing greenhouse gas emissions; and others for not taking responsibility and not taking necessary action. However the responsibility lies with each one of us as individuals to take action.

In celebrating World Environmental Day with one major theme each of our individual actions can collectively become an exponential force for constructive and positive change.

This year on 5th June the World Environment Day is celebrating with the theme “Go Wild for Life”.

But what is the basic idea to keep this theme on environmental day?

Let’s start with a basic to personal interests of all

What’s your favorite wild animal?

Elephants, rhinos, gorillas and sea turtles!

This year, World Environment Day, organized on 5 June by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), draws attention to the illegal trade of wildlife products that are threatening the Earth’s biodiversity and robbing us of our natural heritage.

Humans have hunted animals for food since time immemorial and taking “one for the pot” was not sport but quite simply the only way to feed one’s family.  The artisanal methods using bow and arrow or nets made from home-spun twine and the level of the harvest meant such hunting was entirely sustainable. But, now things have changed.

In additional to other threats, man-made and natural, such as climate change, habitat loss, collisions with vehicles, power lines and wind turbines, wildlife faces another totally avoidable danger: illegal wildlife trade.

Wildlife crime is not confined to the land. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization are tackling pirate fisheries through the new Port State Measures Agreement, which should prevent vessels from selling their illicit catch and facilitate inspections by the authorities.

Another part of the solution is that United Nations (UN) organizations such as the Conservation of Migratory Species and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species provide an intergovernmental platform to agree coordinated actions and oversee implementation.

The above mentioned necessary steps and precautionary methods which are taking by the various organizations, authorities should be carried out through entire the year for better wild life.


By celebrating world environmental day on June 5th of every year with a special theme is of no major impact on our environment; it should be carried out every day.

It’s a good option for all of us to implement “Think of Giving Back to Our Immediate Surroundings.”


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