World Environment Day 2020

World Environment Day 2020

Healing The Environment in 2020

World Environment Day calls upon us as inhabitants of Earth, our life sustaining environment, to become more aware of how we interact with and depend on the environment. With this dependence in mind, we might consider the ways in which we can support the sustainability of our environment. Can we develop a more symbiotic relationship with the natural environment? Much the same as that between the Cape Buffalo and the oxpecker.

The theme for world Environment Day 2020 is biodiversity. In the past two years natural habitats around the world have been destroyed by disasters like forest fires in Brazil and Australia, locust infestations across East-Africa and now the global exponential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these unfortunate disasters is the result of an imbalance in nature’s regulating processes; caused by man’s inconsiderate use of natural resources or being partial to unsustainable lifestyle practices. Experts have confirmed that human activity has caused a change in the ocean temperature gradient, causing the ocean circulation pattern to misbehave, thus triggering the strange series of events across East Africa, Australia and the Middle East.

These environmental conditions pose a great threat to biodiversity; the dynamic that enables insects, wildlife and flora to depend on various other species for things like protection, pollination and food. Biodiversity allows for the symbiotic relationships that keep habitats stable and sustainable for the wildlife that live there. Poor biodiversity can lead to the extinction of both plant and animal species. If we adjust our unnatural human habits, we could help prevent untimely forest fires and unnatural locust infestations, which pose a threat to both wildlife and humanity.

CCFA encourages the preservation of biodiversity through its focus on supporting sustainable wildlife and environmental projects. These projects are either centred around wildlife conservation specifically or educating communities on conservation and sustainable lifestyle practices. Carbon offsetting initiatives, community upliftment and empowerment, and environmental awareness are key solutions to the ongoing challenges facing Africa at large, both ecologically and economically, and CCFA remains committed to aiding these solutions.

On World Environment Day 2020 CCFA challenges you

To change an environmentally unfriendly lifestyle habit or adopt a new one that supports the sustainability of our environment. We’d love to hear about the ways you’re cultivating eco-conscious habits in your daily life so we can share your ideas with our community. We’d like to invite you to send us any tips or images relating to environmental awareness that you’ve adopted in your home or work place so we can share them on our social media platforms.

 

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