World environment day is likewise known as the Environment Day, Eco Day or short form WED. It has been one of the great annual events for years, which is being celebrated worldwide by the people purporting to protect the unique and life nurturing Nature on every 5th June.
World environment day 2017 will be celebrated by the masses all across the world on 5th of June, at Monday.
What was Special on World Environment Day 2016?
As per the media, world environment day 2016 was celebrated by focusing on the most important stage of environmental issue. This year’s topic of world environment day celebration was “battle against the illegal trade in wildlife for life” (zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife) focusing on preserving the spirit of wild creatures like elephants, rhinos, gorillas, whales, sea turtles, orangutans, pangolins, rosewoods, tigers including other species. This year’s slogan was “Go Wild for Life” to raise the voice against wildlife crime and damages caused by it and take actions to prevent it.
The most important purpose of this year's celebration was to shout out for substantial actions to fix the illegal business deal of wildlife which is putting the biodiversity of this planet into peril. The host country of this event in 2016 was Angola which has organized its celebration regarding safeguard the environment. This year’s theme is the message directed to eliminate all bad practices of illegal trade in wildlife.
World Environment Day (also called as WED) has been started celebrating as an annual event on every 5th of June since 1973 in order to raise the global awareness about the importance of the healthy and green environment in the human lives, to solve the environmental issues by implementing some positive environmental actions as well as to make aware common public worldwide that everyone is responsible for saving his environment and not only somebody, government or organizations working for it.
World environment day was first established to be celebrated every year by running some effective campaigns by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in the conference on Human Environment began from 5th to 16th of June at United Nations in 1972. It was first time celebrated in 1973 with the particular theme “Only one Earth”. Since 1974, the celebration campaign of the world environment day has been hosted in different cities of the globe.
A kind of natural processes is planned to keep this outstanding event in different lands to encourage more people towards the festivity. Various news channels take part very actively in the celebration to cover the news and distribute messages about the celebration among the common public through their news publications to bring effective and positive changes towards the environment to solve all the environmental issues. Some of the national and international level activities include street rallies, tree plantation, garbage, recycling, surrounding area cleanup, parades and so many activities in order to attract peoples attention towards a wide scope of environmental matters as well as bring difference.
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