3 Mar 2024

World Wildlife Day celebrated at Okhla Bird Sanctuary focusing on Mission LiFE

WWF EIACP PC-RP, under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change celebrated World Wildlife Day, 2024, by organising various activities at Okhla Bird Sanctuary, one of the places blessed with a rich biodiversity focusing Mission LiFE. World Wildlife Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on 3 March to celebrate wild animals and plants. Every year, we recognize the unique roles and contributions of wildlife to people and the planet.

The theme for this year is Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation. World Wildlife Day 2024 is a platform for inter-generational exchange and youth empowerment through art, presentations and conversations on the opportunities ahead for our shared sustainable future in digital wildlife conservation. 

This day offered a jumping off point for exploring what digital innovations are available now, what intersectional discrepancies we are facing and how we want our digital connectivity to evolve for all people and planet. 

The event organised at Okhla Bird Sanctuary witnessed the presence of youth that included school and college students and public participation as well. ShriPramod Kumar Divisional Forest Officer, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh was the chief guest for the event and ShriAmit Gupta, Range Forest Officer, Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Guest of Honor increased the enthusiasm of the children and were a motivation for them. 

They also gave lectures on various topics related to wildlife. Dr. G.Areendran, Coordinator, WWF EIACP PC-RP India also was a part of the event and shared his expertise on various topics with the participants. The activities organised were eco trail, poster making and on spot hand and face painting focused on the theme of WWD2024. The event witnessed a total participation of approximately 150 people.

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