World Earth Day observed on 22nd April
On 22nd April 2009 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 22nd April as the ‘International Mother Earth Day’. The theme of 2019 World Earth Day is ‘Protect Our Species’. It will mainly focus on saving species which are on the verge of extinction due to climate change, deforestation, pollution and illegal poaching. The day is celebrated with a view to promote education of earth sciences, acknowledging its importance in sustainable use of natural resources as well as for sustainable development.