World Environment Day today
KATHMANDU: The world is observing Environment Day on June 5 to have fun the setting that we stay in and to unfold consciousness for its conservation. Nepal often marked the day by organising numerous programmes throughout the nation, nonetheless, because of the coronavirus contagion this 12 months, no programmes have been organised owing to the nationwide lockdown.
The Day is marked on June 5 yearly since 1974. Colombia has been designated the worldwide host of World Environment Day 2020.
The theme of this 12 months’s World Environment Day is Bio Diversity – a priority that’s each pressing and existential – with the decision ” This World Environment Day, find out how all dwelling issues on Earth are linked within the net of life and the way we will act #ForNature.”
Recent occasions, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to locust infestations throughout East Africa – and now, a worldwide illness pandemic – exhibit the interdependence of people and the webs of life, wherein they exist.
Global biodiversity could be very related in Nepali context, extra so with steady exploitation of Chure area for gravel mining, sand, timber and different uncooked supplies.
The total area is below menace resulting from gradual surge within the mining of sand, gravel and limestone to not point out haphazard and poorly engineered building of infrastructure similar to dams and embankments alongside the native streams.
Deforestation and environmental degradation have already elevated the quantity of sediment flowing by the Chure area by way of intermittent streams.
Lack of nationwide motion plan to facilitate implementation of coordinated land-use planning has resulted in haphazard city growth and settlement throughout flood susceptible areas in Tarai. This in flip has led to elevated publicity of infrastructure and communities to floods.
Furthermore, there may be threat of destroying the pure habitat of many wild species with the federal government’s plan felling of 700,000 timber to start building actions at Nijgadh International Airport, a nationwide pleasure venture.
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