The year 2020, known as a “biodiversity super year”, will host several major global events that place biodiversity at the forefront of the global sustainable development agenda. It provides a unique opportunity to deliver transformative progress for the conservation and sustainable use of the species of wild animals and plants in response to global sustainable development challenges that can best be addressed with nature-based solutions.
The theme of World Wildlife Day 2020, “Sustaining all life on earth”, encompasses all wild animal and plant species as a component of biodiversity as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to the nature. It also underlines the importance of sustainable use of natural resources in support of the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including Goal 14 (Life Below Water), Goal 15 (Life on Land), Goal 1 (No Poverty) and Goal 12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns).
World Wildlife Day 2020 was celebrated on 3rd March, 2020 in the premises of Nandankanan Zoological Park. The theme for this year 2020 was “Sustaining all life on earth”. This celebration was attended by visitors, students, staff, guides and representative of electronic media.
On this occasion, an interactive quiz programme on “WILDLIFE” was conducted by Sri A. K. Parida, ACF-VM, Dr Rajesh Kumar Mohapatra, Biologist and Sri Milan Kumar Panda, Education Officer, Nandankanan. 25 nos. of prizes were distributed amongst the winners of quiz competition, which is highly appreciated by the participants. Finally a signature campaign was organized in front of interpretation centre to raise the awareness amongst the people.