World Nature Day - 3 October

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World Nature Day is celebrated every year on 3 October.

An Overview of the News

  • World Nature Day was established by the World Nature Organization (WNO) on 3 October 2010.

  • The 2023 theme of World Nature Day is 'Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet'.

Importance of World Nature Day

  • It aims to combat ignorance of climate change and emphasize its urgency.

  • Encourages recycling, reducing plastic use and adopting a sustainable lifestyle.

  • Inspires responsibility towards the environment and collective action to protect it.

Celebration of World Nature Day 2023

  • Tree planting: Communities plant trees to contribute to reforestation efforts.

  • Awareness campaigns: Organizations organize seminars and workshops to educate people about climate change.

  • Rallies and demonstrations: Peaceful rallies take place around the world to draw attention to environmental concerns.

  • Social media engagement: The use of hashtags such as #WorldNatureDay allows participation to be shared globally.

Key facts about World Nature Day 2023

  • Carbon dioxide levels: Atmospheric CO2 concentration is 408 ppm, the highest in 3 million years.

  • Temperatures recorded: 2016 was the hottest year, with the average temperature 1.78°F above mid-20th century levels.

  • Role of deforestation: Human-induced deforestation contributes 11% of global carbon emissions.

  • Amazon Rainforest: Stores 50% of the region's carbon, highlighting its importance for conservation.

  • Climate Vulnerability: About 11% of the world's population (800 million people) is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

  • Coastal Ecosystems: Coastal ecosystems store ten times more carbon than tropical forests.

  • Impact of Deforestation: Approximately 1 million hectares of forests have been lost due to deforestation, causing habitat loss and carbon emissions.

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