NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Indian citizens to preserve the planet’s rich biodiversity as his message on World Environment Day.
World Environment Day is observed globally on June 5th every year as part of worldwide efforts to throw light on environment conservation.
This year, the theme of the World Environment Day is ‘Biodiversity’.
On #WorldEnvironmentDay, we reiterate our pledge to preserve our planet’s rich biodiversity. Let us collectively do whatever possible to ensure the flora and fauna with whom we share the Earth thrive. May we leave an even better planet for the coming generations. pic.twitter.com/nPBMthR1kr— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2020
Biodiversity is the variety of life in a particular ecosystem, where each species has an important role to play to balance the habitat.
Exploitation or breakage of biodiversity leads to massive repercussions and experts say that a disease like COVID-19 is the result of the destruction of biodiversity.
Due to the COVID outbreak, there will be virtual celebrations of the disease.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that India has been able to maintain 8% of the world’s biodiversity, despite a huge human and animal population on a limited habitation area.