(QNO) - A rally was jointly held to respond to World Wildlife Day 2022 by the People’s Committee of Tam Ky city, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Project on sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, and some other agencies.
The celebration took place in Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Lam Dong and Cat Tien National Park from the 3rd to 6th of March to respond to World Wildlife Day 2022 under the theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”.
Accordingly, the restaurants in Tam Ky city signed a contract to protect wildlife.
Besides, there were some other activities in the city, such as a parade in the streets to draw attention to biodiversity preservation.
It was considered a chance for authorities and people to raise their awareness of and responsibility for protecting forest resources, recovering wild flora and fauna, and restoring the ecosystem.
Vietnam is one the most biodiverse countries in the world but natural forests and wildlife have recently been damaged considerably.
Wild animals are threatened by climate change, environmental pollution, diseases, and overhunting.
So, the event was celebrated to make an appeal for an end to illegal hunting and consumption of products made of or from wild animals.
At the same time, the message of wildlife protection and preservation of biodiversity was also spread in society.
In terms of the project on sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, it is expected that biodiversity conservation will be improved effectively in an area of 700,000 hectares of forest.
World Wildlife Day has become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife since its birth in 2013.
Reportedly, over 8,400 species of wild fauna and flora are critically endangered, while close to 30,000 more are understood to be endangered or vulnerable.