The World Environment Day (WED) is observed every June 5 and this year’s theme is titled, “Zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade.”
The aim is to raise global awareness and take positive environmental action to help protect nature and the planet earth.
The day was established in 1972 by the United Nation, after this United States instituted the earth day.
Each year, the emphasis on World Environment Day is placed on a certain topic of earth crisis.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), says the growing illegal trade in wildlife products is eroding earth’s precious biodiversity and robbing us of our natural heritage.
UNEP has put the value of the World Environmental Crimes at between 91 billion dollars and 258 billion dollars in 2015, higher by 26 per cent in 2014.