The Biblio File: Library News
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The Biblio File
March 2, 2020
In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3rd as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.
The theme for 2020 is “Sustaining all life on Earth”, encompassing all wild animal and plant species as key components of the world’s biodiversity.
Earth is home to countless species of fauna and flora. We depend on the constant interplay and cooperation between all elements of the biosphere for all our needs: the air we breathe, the food we eat, the energy we use, and the materials we need for all purposes.
However, unsustainable human activities and over-exploitation of the species and natural resources that make up the habitats and ecosystems of all wildlife are threatening the world’s biodiversity. Nearly a quarter of all species are presently at risk of going extinct in the coming decades, and their demise would only speed up the disappearance of countless others, putting humans in danger as well.
On World Wildlife Day (and every day) take the time to notice and appreciate the plants, animals and nature around you. We are so fortunate to be surrounded on a daily basis by the beauty of nature. Let’s work together to appreciate and protect it.
Don’t forget to move your clocks forward on March 8th! Although we are all justifiably horrified by the idea of an hour less reading time, it will be nice to have some lighter evenings for…well… reading.