It is a matter of serious concern that biodiversity that was facing decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants in US in the seventies, is today being faced by the world’s largest democracy especially in its Himalayan ranges right from the North East to Ladakh which is one of the richest biodiversities in the world. The situation demands that strong resulted oriented measures be taken urgently and on top priority towards neutralizing the nega- tive impacts rather side effects of the developmental activi- ties upon the nature including both flora and fauna. Here it would not be out of context to mention that it was nearly five decades ago on 22nd April 1970 that millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. In the US and around the world, smog had assumed a deadly dimension at that time with evi- dence of growing pollution resulting in overall developmen- tal delays including that of the physical development in chil- dren. Consequently the global ecological awareness began growing in seventies with the US Congress and President Nixon responding quickly and creating the Environmental Protection Agency, and robust environmental laws like Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act besides many other laws. All such initiatives continue to be top prior- ity for all the nations around the globe in today’s deteriorat- ing environmental scenario. People across the globe must understand and acknowledge that Nature’s gifts to our plan- et are the millions of species that we know and love, and there could be many more that remain to be discovered as yet. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world today is the result of reckless human activity. The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity with climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, traf- ficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name only a few. The impacts are far reaching and if we do not act now, extinction may be humanity’s most enduring legacy. More than one billion peo- ple in about two hundred countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused issue and stand committed to polit- ical action with massive civic participation and support.
Today the human negligence in sustaining a healthy envi- ronment is threatening the very survival of our planet. This can be thwarted by vigorously striving to achieve the set goals by building and activating a global movement that embraces nature and its values and last but not the least encourages individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stopping the use of pesticides, herbicides, plastic and other harmful materials in daily activity. Let’s all work relentlessly to achieve the set goals which can be definitely achieved by leading with utmost dedication and sincerity the aforesaid movement to support the adoption of a global framework at grassroots level in order to regulate the activ- ities of human beings across the globe so that no further damage is caused to the flora and fauna.