The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi saluted all those working towards wildlife protection on World Wildlife Day today.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “On #WorldWildlifeDay, I salute all those working towards wildlife protection. Be it lions, tigers, and leopards, India is seeing a steady rise in the population of various animals. We should do everything possible to ensure the protection of our forests and safe habitats for animals.”
Do you know about Wildlife Day?
- On 20th December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 3rd March to be celebrated as World Wildlife Day. The main objective to celebrate and recognize this day across the world was to raise awareness about the issues faced by wildlife across the globe. The idea was to preserve the wildlife and especially the endangered species.
- This year’s theme was “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”.
Do you know how many tiger reserves do we have in India?
- There are 51 tiger reserves in India. To know the state-wise list, click here.
Which is the first national park in India?
- Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 is the first National Park established in India. When established it was named Hailey National Park after its founder Sir Malcolm Hailey. However, in 1956, to honor the contribution of Jim Corbett, who took the initiative for wildlife preservation in India, the Indian Government renamed it, Corbett National Park.