The celebration of 68th National Wildlife Week is observed all over India from 2nd to 8th October 2022. The main objective of this campaign is to promote the conservation and protection of animal life. It teaches people about animal life and encourages them to save a large number of animals by not killing them for their own food or for other purposes.
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Why this week is celebrated?
This week is celebrated because wildlife plays a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance of nature. Any harm to it can pose threat to entire ecosystem. Thus, it becomes important to preserve flora and fauna.
Here are some of the main objectives of this week:
- Awareness of the protection and conservation of wildlife.
- To make the people aware of the importance of wildlife conservation.
- Set up additional services to protect wildlife.
- Discuss all issues related to the protection and conservation of wildlife.
National Wildlife Week: History
The Indian Board of Wildlife established Wildlife Week in 1952 to increase awareness about the long-term aims of wildlife protection throughout India. Wildlife Day was first observed in 1955, but later in 1957, it was renamed Wildlife Week. The week comprises workshops to make people of every age comprehend the complexities of wildlife.
Wildlife Week was started with the aim of raising awareness the public to important measures for the protection of wildlife life. Against this backdrop, the Indian government has created an Indian Wildlife Council that is committed to raising awareness of the conservation of wildlife.