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World Environment Day 2020: Theme, importance of biodiversity, pics, & more

The theme of World Environment 2020 is 'celebrating biodiversity' - a concern that is both urgent and existential

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World Environment Day | Environment protection

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



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World Environment Day: We need to now fundamentally rethink our relationship with the living world, with natural ecosystems and their biodiversity. Photo: Shutterstock

The year 2020 began with environmental crisis revealing itself in a disturbing manner. Wildfires ravaged tropical rainforests as if they were arid savannah and the Australian bushfires. Cyclones and floods washed away trees and buildings. Now, locust attacks across Africa and India and the coronavirus pandemic — all these calamities act as a reminder that human health is linked to the planet's health.

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First Published: Fri, June 05 2020. 08:00 IST

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