UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that humanity has forgotten just how much they need nature for their survival and well-being. He said this in a message to mark the world wildlife day
He stated that Human race have always used wild and cultivated species of flora and fauna from the foods we eat to eat to the air we breathe. Despite this, the reality is that a quarter of all species are endangered, he added.
Guterres said that natural resources are exploited with the growth of population and its needs. The world exploits plants and animals in an unsustainable manner, the UN Secretary General said.
He also pointed out at the global assessment 2019, which warned of extinction of species at an alarming rate than ever. He cautioned that the human race was endangering itself and also the flora and fauna. The UN Chief also reminded everyone that they have a duty to preserve life on earth.
Meanwhile, UN Environment Programme Director Inger Andersen called for raising awareness about the plight of nature and wildlife. She said that nearly a million out of about eight million species are in the face of extinction.
Wildlife Day 2020 theme is “Sustaining all life on Earth”.