Nature offers us all the basics for our daily necessities. As the world's population is growing at an alarming rate, demand for natural resources is also rising. The most immediate reason for conservation is the preservation of wildlife and the promotion of biodiversity. Safeguarding and protecting biodiversity for future generations often means that the species we cherish do not become things of the past and to do that, we should preserve a balanced and working environment.
While every person should be capable of protecting our environment, policy programs have played a significant role in attempting to fix the issue. From constructing toilets to intensifying cleanliness through the Swachh Bharat Project, the government has, time and time again, garnered people's interest and encouragement for the right cause.
The project has been effective in fulfilling its mission and is among the most successful conservation programs for a single species in the world. Owing to active conservation activities under the initiative in protected tiger reserves, India has the highest number of tigers among the 13 Tiger Range nations in the world. The tiger population in India rose to 2,967 tigers in 2018. With the efforts of the government’s Project Tiger Initiative and the involvement of various Tiger Conservation Organisations, the population of this majestic animal has seen such a good growth. If you feel dearly about tigers, then even you can volunteer to be a tiger warrior and work for their conservation.
The national drive for cleanliness, known as the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is perhaps the most popular environmental campaign that the country has undertaken. Flagged off on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2014, the campaign brought people out to clean up streets across India. Put in place as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the government claims that over nine crore domestic toilets have been built and 5.5 lakh villages have been deemed defecation-free.
The National Wetland Conservation Program (NWCP) is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and is responsible for the general management of the plan and for providing financial and technical assistance to the Governments of the States. Over the years, 115 wetlands have been listed for protection on the basis of recommendations of the National Wetlands Committee. If you are passionate about protecting the wetlands then join the mission and be an active member.
Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a ground-breaking collaborative project to encourage sustainability in the protection of marine habitats for sustainable growth. The vision is to enhance an integrated ocean-wide method to coastal management and to increase resilience for environment-dependent coastal towns. According to the India Forest Survey Report 2017, there's been an improvement in mangrove cover in the region. The total Mangrove cover is 4,921 square kilometres, as opposed to 4,820 square kilometres in 1997. Even you can be a part of the initiative and participate in mangrove plantation to rejuvenate the coasts of Mumbai.
We might believe we already understand how to defend our environment. But there are a few things that we must make sure that we follow individually, to protect and conserve nature.
Recognizing the meaning of ecology and sustainability on our own well-being will also motivate people to support ourselves. We couldn't be safe in an unsanitary climate. It is in our best interests to protect the natural environment as much as we can. Let us all come together to conserve nature by doing our part. Support the government initiatives and participate in creating awareness about the importance of creating a protective environment for our environment.