Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Wildlife Week

Note4Students

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Wildlife week

Mains level : Conservation of wildlife

Celebrating Wildlife Week

  • Wildlife Week is celebrated every year in India between October 1 and 8.
  • The annual theme of the campaign is to promote the preservation of fauna – i.e. animal life.
  • Wildlife Week was conceptualized in 1952 with the overall goal of raising awareness to serve the long-term goal of safeguarding the lives of wildlife through critical action.
  • In addition, the Indian Government established an Indian Board of Wild Life which works to improve awareness towards the preservation of wildlife.
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