On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. So, It is the very first world wildlife day.
In its resolution, the General Assembly reaffirmed the intrinsic value of wildlife and its various contributions, including ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic, to sustainable development and human well-being.
The General Assembly took note of the outcome of the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, held in Bangkok from 3 to 14 March 2013, in particular Resolution Conf. 16.1 designating 3 March as World Wildlife Day, in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora, and recognized the important role of CITES in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the survival of species.
We are lucky that Pakistan is so richly blessed with an array of geographical features that is home to a very broad spectrum of wildlife species but irresponsible activities and attitude of people has damaged it to a large extent. A great number of wildlife species have gone endangered and are required to be conserved and protected on emergency basis.
Many rare and endangered species are found in Pakistan. Generally the wild animals in Pakistan include various varieties of deer, wild boar, bear, crocodile, rare snow and leopards. The wetlands and lakes provide natural habitat for a number of marine species. During the migration season, at least 1 million waterfowl representing more than 100 species visit the extensive deltas and wetlands of Pakistan. Pakistan’s rivers and coastal waters contain many types of freshwater and saltwater fish, including sharks, mackerel, herring and shellfish.
• To spread the awareness regarding importance of wildlife
• To point out the endangered spp. of Pakistan
• To educate regarding hotspots and key species of Pakistan
• To highlight the causes of threat to wildlife
• To create a bridge of coordination among the respective Govt. Departments/NGO’s and the respective institute
• To share the opinions/suggestions/strategies to conserve the wildlife
This year AGRI. EDUCATION PAKISTAN is going to celebrate the day in collaboration with “AGRI LIVESTOCK BUREAU PAKISTAN”. March 3 marks World Wildlife Day, a day which both celebrates the intrinsic value of wild fauna and flora and acts as a reminder of the urgent need to tackle wildlife and forest crime.
Join us in the lead up to this important day and use your voice to tell the world that it’s time to take a stand against organized wildlife crime before it’s too late.
A nationwide essay writing competition is here to waiting for you. So, come on and raise your voice in favor of nature.
Topic: (you can write on one of the following topic)
• Wildlife related current matters and crimes
• Stand against organized wildlife crime
• Islam, Wildlife & Pakistan
Last Date/Time of Submission:
11:59 p.m – 3 March, 2015
Who can participate:
• Nature lovers and enthusiasts from all over the Pakistan.
Rules & Regulations:
• Language: English/Urdu (Be easy to write for nature)
• Length: 1000-1500 words (Relaxation till 2000 words)
• Essay must be plagiarism free and self-written.
• The winning essay will be selected by a joint selection team of experts by the organizers.
• Only one essay will be selected as winning essay.
• A writer can send only one essay for the competition.
• The joint selection team is independent to select the winning essay.
• The joint selection team is independent to make decision about publishing one or more essay/essays on the basis of merit.
• Best essay would be published in “The Veterinary News & Views” (Pakistan’s first weekly journal/newspaper for Agriculture, Wildlife, Forestry, Livestock and Environment) and the winner will be awarded with e-certificate of appreciation and a special gift by Geo-Agri. Tourism Pakistan
• All the participants will be awarded with the e-certificate of participation.
Thanks to join us for a noble cause
Veterinary News & Views
Agri. Tourism Development Corporation Pakistan
Peoples with Disability Organization
Wildlife Research Institute, FSD
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(Note: you can also send a scan copy of your essay via email)