World Wildlife Day, celebrated every year on March 3, reminds us of the need to fight for endangered species and raise awareness about the Earth's animals and plants. The day has been celebrated since 2013, when the United Nations General Assembly, at its 68th session, proclaimed March 3 as UN World Wildlife Day. This year, World Wildlife Day will be celebrated under the theme "Sustaining all life on Earth", and to spread the message of conservation, renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created sand sculpture at the Puri Beach in Odisha.
"Let us promise to make our Earth a better place for the wild life, on #WorldWildlifeDay 2020 'Sustaining all Life on Earth'. My SandArt with message #SaveOurWildLife at Puri Beach," wrote Mr Pattnaik, a Padma Shri Awardee, on Twitter while sharing a photograph of his artwork.
Let us promise to make our Earth a Better Place for the Wild life, on #WorldWildlifeDay 2020 “Sustaining all Life on Earth”. My SandArt with message #SaveOurWildLife at puri beach. pic.twitter.com/VgPS7HQP5S— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) March 3, 2020
Mr Pattnaik's green-hued sand sculpture has collected hundreds of 'likes' within minutes of being shared.
He is not the only one celebrating the world's biodiversity on World Wildlife Day. Tina Ambani also took to social media to share a post this morning, urging people to speak out against cruelty and empower conservation.
Some of our happiest moments have been spent in the wild, marvelling at the majesty of the animal kingdom. This planet is theirs as much as ours. Let's be the voice of the voiceless – speak out against cruelty, empower conservation. #WorldWildlifeDaypic.twitter.com/TrAfxLU2o9— TinaAmbani (@AmbaniTina) March 3, 2020
A number of other social media users have also shared posts about the Earth's flora and fauna to mark this day. These posts, shared using the hashtag #WorldWildlifeDay, range from informative cartoons, stunning photographs, messages and videos.
Take a look at some of the posts that have set #WorldWildlifeDay trending high on Twitter:
"Today is #WorldWildlifeDay! Let's come together to #SustainAllLife on Earth," wrote Indian Forest Services officer Parveen Kaswan.
Humans are just one link in the chain of life. From the largest animals ???? to the tiniest crawlers????, we depend on #biodiversity for our survival and well-being.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) March 3, 2020
Today is #WorldWildlifeDay! Let's come together to #SustainAllLife on Earth. lets celebrate diversity. C @UNDPpic.twitter.com/7et5GgSbjK
"On this #WorldWildlifeDay, let us strive for a more caring, thoughtful and sustainable relationship with nature," said Kerala Tourism on Twitter, sharing a photo of elephants in Mattupetty.
Take a look at some of the other World Wildlife Day posts:
Today is all about wildlife! It reminds us that we need to step up for wildlife, especially for orangutans as they are integral to the health of the tropical forest ecosystems they occupy. Learn in this video why orangutans matter!#WorldWildlifeDay#SaveTheOrangutanpic.twitter.com/2u7cXr2OmM— BOS FOUNDATION (@bornean_OU) March 3, 2020
A thriving wildlife is one of humanity's greatest assets. By making sustainable choices, we can help all lives co-exist on the earth.— MyGov Assam (@mygovassam) March 3, 2020
This #WorldWildlifeDay, let us celebrate the sublime beauty of the wild and raise awareness for its preservation. pic.twitter.com/wvQEY5YuhS
Tomorrow is #WorldWildlifeDay!— CITES (@CITES) March 2, 2020
Over the last 40 years, global populations of birds, fish, mammals, amphibians & reptiles have declined by nearly 60%. #Biodiversity loss is a planetary crisis that must be addressed https://t.co/BFv2J6P2GW#WWD2020#SustainingAllLife#Wildlifepic.twitter.com/LexnnRMbFI
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