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World Environment Day 2016: Some interesting microfacts to know

World Environment Day Is Celebrated Every Year On June 5. The Day Marks Global Awareness On Environment And Ways To Protect It. World Environment Day Is Run By The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). To Encourage People To Devote To The Cause Of Environment Every Year This Day Comes With Different Themes And This Year World Environment Day Theme Is Zero Tolerance For The Illegal Wildlife Trade.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 05 Jun 2016, 12:39:31 PM
World Environment Day 2016

New Delhi:

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5. The day marks global awareness on environment and ways to protect it. World Environment Day is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). To encourage people to devote to the cause of environment every year this day comes with different themes and this year World Environment Day theme is Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife trade.

Aiming to fight the bane of wildlife crime, this day is dedicated to supporting the cause of wildlife. The day was established in 1972 by the United Nation.

Elephants, Rhinos, Turtules, Whales are just some of the species that are mercilessly killed and smuggled for their meat, fur, skin, tusks etc.

Here are some of the quick facts about World Environment Day:

It was UN that started the day: World Environment Day was founded in 1974, since then it has become a global platform for public outreach.

Theme based years: Every year the World Environment Day is celebrated every year on different themes. This year theme is ‘Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife trade.’

Angola- the host: Every year, one nation hosts World Environment Day every year, and in 2016 that country is Angola. Why Angola? Because this nation has particular interest in preserving its wildlife and rebuilding its elephant population.

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First Published : 05 Jun 2016, 12:35:00 PM