World Nature Conservation Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Significance, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the World Nature Conservation Day

World Nature Conservation Day 2020 - On 28 July 2020, World Nature Conservation Day is observed to raise awareness about the significance of natural resources and encourage the people about the practices of protecting nature resources. Get the information about the history of World Nature Conservation Day, significance, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the World Nature Conservation Day 2020 from this article.

Monika | Updated Jul 06, 2020 08:33 AM

World Nature Conservation Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Significance, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the World Nature Conservation Day

World Nature Conservation Day 2020

World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on July 28 of every year around the world. World Nature Conservation Day 2020 recognizes that a healthy environment is key to a healthy and sustainable society. On this World Nature Conservation Day, people should put an effort to protect the earth and conserve the natural resources. 

What is the Significance of World Nature Conservation Day?

Each and every activity in the world depends upon nature so people should understand that any activity they do will affect the earth. Conservation of nature is of utmost importance to all human beings and their life on Earth. Earth has given essential need to live like water, air,  trees, animals, food, soil, minerals, etc. so its people duty to keep the environment safe and clean. There are so many threats to nature, such as deforestation, illegal trade in wildlife, pollution, plastics use, chemicals, industrial developments, and many more factors. So, it is important to protect nature and to create a healthy environment for present and future generations. 

What is the History of World Nature Conservation Day?

The founder and the history of World Conservation Day is unknown. The main objective of celebrating this day is to protect, maintain and conserve the natural resources and habitats. Due to the depletion of natural resources and the imbalance in the ecosystem, people face the risks like natural disasters, global warming, various diseases and much more. So the only solution to overcome these problems is to preserve the natural resources by creating awareness to the people around the world and encouraging them to protect the environment in an effective manner for present as well as future generations.

What are the steps to conserve the environment?

Due to the fact that natural resources are limited, and the formation takes millions of years, the human exploits them for their endless consumption and comfort. Human beings have become a threat to natural resources as the human interference in natural resources is rising day after day. So, it's very important to save the resources and some of the steps to conserve the nature are listed below:

  • Use of alternative energy of energy such as solar and wind energy

  • Plant more trees to maintain the ecosystem and to prevent soil erosion

  • Use the water resources in a proper way and reuse the kitchen water for watering the gardens

  • Grow vegetation in catchment areas

  • Reduce the usage of electricity 

  • Use the recyclable and biodegradable products

  • Ensure the recycling of wastes

  • Try to minimize the use of cars for shorter distance

  • Use paper bags or cloth bag instead of plastic bags

  • Grow the own vegetables by using organic compost

  • Install water treatment plants and rainwater harvesting

How to observe World Nature Conservation Day?

On this World Nature Conservation Day, spread a message about the significance of conservation of nature with friends and family. Some other ways to celebrate the day are

  • Participate in the events, seminars conducted by various organisations on this day

  • Try to avoid using plastic materials

  • Use recyclable, reusable and restorable products in day-to-day life

  • Plant more trees and preserve them 

  • Form a group and educate the people in a areas and take some conservation activities

  • Use #WorldNatureConservationDay on social media and share the celebration of Nature Conservation Day

Environmental Conservation - Facts

  • For toilet paper, nearly 27,000 trees are cut down every day

  • If the paper used on New York Times daily alone is recycled, we would save 75,000 trees

  • It would take more than 4000 years for a modern glass bottle to decompose

  • An estimated 50,000 species which inhabit tropical forests are annually extinct. This is 137 species a day on average

  • Throwing of plastic bags and plastic materials kills nearly 1 million sea creatures 

  • The rainforests are cut at 100 acres per minute

  • Landfills comprises 35 percent of packaging materials

  • Worldwide wildlife habitat is being destroyed at about 5,760 acres every day, or 240 acres every hour

  • More than 4,000 tons of lead are fired into the atmosphere by hunters per year in the United States. It results in about 20 million animals being poisoned to death

World Nature Conservation Day - Quotes

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Conservation is a great moral issue, for it involves the patriotic duty of insuring the safety and continuance of the nation." - Theodore Roosevelt

“The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.” - John Paul II

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” – Aldo Leopold

“Conservation is a cause that has no end. There is no point at which we will say our work is finished." - Rachel Carson

“Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men." - Gifford Pincho

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World Nature Conservation Day - FAQs

1. What is meant by conservation of nature?

Conservation consists of protecting, maintaining, controlling or restoring habitats and natural resources such as forests and water. This can be achieved by biodiversity conservation and the protection of many species and habitats that are vulnerable due to human activities.

2. What is the importance of conservation?

Protecting wildlife and supporting biodiversity are the main reasons for conservation.It is important to protect nature and to create a healthy environment for present and future generations.

3. How to conserve natural resources?

The main thing of conservation is reuse, recycle, and restore. By using alternative energy sources, reducing the overconsumption of water and electricity, planting more trees and vegetation, proper use of fuel resources and passing a law and abiding by it, etc.

4. What are the different types of conservation?

The types of conservation are environmental conservation, Wildlife conservation, Marine conservation.