World Nature Conservation 2020

Grizzly bear, Lake Clark, Alaska
Grizzly bear, Lake Clark, Alaska

World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated worldwide each year on July 28th

It is observed to raise awareness, and address ways of how to utilise, manage and protect the natural resources that our Earth is providing for us, and for future generations.  Nature conservation is crucial for all life on Earth, for the wellbeing and survival of people, animals, and plants. 

Nature is beautiful, lets preserve it, Great Ocean Road, Australia
Great Ocean Road, Australia

Nature is the basis of life on earth. It provides us all with everything we need to survive.  Water to drink, food to eat, clean air to breathe, land to live on, wildlife, forests, rivers, oceans, lakes, rain, mountains, deserts, hills and sea, and many more. The Earth has so much beauty to enjoy, all of which sustains our quality of life. 

Great Ocean Road, Australia, Leonardo da Vinci

Nature is a precious gift for us all to enjoy to the fullest. It is therefore essential that we keep our world clean, healthy, and protected. 

Conservation of nature is our primary responsibility as our world is facing many problems. This is due to water, air, and ocean pollution, all of which is damaging the Earth and affecting lives. All this damage is man-made.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Conservation of Nature is a collective effort by governments, non-government organisations (NGO’s), and individuals. It an ongoing process for the sake of ensuring the Earth is a safe place for us and future generations.

Sadly, with our ever-increasing demands of the Earth, humans have pushed nature beyond its limits. 

Nature provides us with our daily needs. As the population of the world is increasing at an ever alarming rate and has doubled over the past 50 years. Over population and human negligence is over exploiting our resources. If this continues, there will be no resources left for future generations. With the increased population the consumption of natural resources is also increasing. Hence, these resources should be conserved and protected to maintain ecological balance.

David Attenborough, Natural World

There are so many threats to nature that have been caused by humans; such as deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, pollution, plastics, chemicals, and many more. We are now all very aware of the continued destruction and must realise the importance of conserving nature. A healthy environment must be safeguarded for human, animal, and plant survival. 

How can we help as individuals

Apart from government and other organisations, we as individuals can also take action. We get to decide how we want to care for our nature conservation. 

The chart below sums up the 3 R’s principles which we can all follow. 

WWWF, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

It’s time for action, to raise awareness, our voices, take notice and make our planet safe and clean again…


Rachel Carson, American Biologist

… Rachel Carson 1907 – 1964, American Biologist

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