Friday Photo 28: World Environment Day Many Species. One Planet. One Future
In acknowledgement of World Environment Day (which is tomorrow – 05 June) this weeks’ Friday Photo is dedicated to all those who take the natural environment, and the incredible diversity of fauna and flora that we have, for granted.
Regardless of your feelings about climate-change, global warming or ensuring sustainable environmental resources for future generations, take a moment to consider the magnificence of this female rhinoceros and her young calf.
Now imagine that the only way you or your children will ever see these animals is in this picture. If we continue to destroy the planet at the pace that we presently are that could very easily become the reality.
World Environment Day is a day that stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. Observed annually on 5 June, it was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began in 1972.
The first World Environment Day was on 1973 and since 1987 has been “hosted” by a different nation with a different theme each year. The hosts for 2010 are Rwanda, and this years’ theme is “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.”
So, for our future, for our childrens’ future, and for the future of that rhino calf
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle already!
“World Enviro Day 2010 – Do It For our Future” (c) Greg Pillhofer, 2009-2010
Original Capture: 06/12/2009, 16:59 – Aquila Safari Lodge, Western Cape, South Africa
Canon EOS 350D | f/8 | 1/400 sec | ISO-400 | 200mm | No flash