“Each breath of air we take, each mouthful of meals we eat, relies upon upon a wholesome pure world.” This assertion by Sir David Attenborough is an easy and efficient description of the fragile steadiness between man and nature. A steadiness that Dia Mirza has centered on in her conversations on environmental and wildlife conservation within the nation. Might 22nd declared because the Worldwide Day for Organic Range (IDB) by the United Nations 20 years in the past, presents a theme that couldn’t ring more true now greater than ever earlier than — “Our options are in nature”. As an invisible virus engulfs the globe, Dia reiterates that a lot of what’s taking place to mankind bears unmistakable ties with nature and the setting. “All of our options have at all times been in nature. It’s a message we’ve got heard quite a few instances earlier than however as a planet are recognizing it solely now,” Mirza says.
In line with the UN, round 25% of all animal and plant species are threatened with extinction globally. The Worldwide Day for Organic Range is an effort to create conversations on the significance of biodiversity and draw consideration to the biodiversity loss we’re confronted with. Because the world battles the coronavirus, this present day and its theme emphasizes hope, solidarity, and the significance of working collectively in any respect ranges to construct a way forward for life in concord with nature. “At present, greater than ever, we as a planet are known as to mirror on our relationship with the pure world. The pandemic has unmistakably highlighted how our bond with the setting has existed well-before all the things else. All the things we do, are and will probably be, is finally tied to nature to create one individuals and planet,” Dia mentioned.
To mark the day final 12 months Mirza had launched the ‘Not all animals migrate by selection’ consciousness marketing campaign with UN Surroundings India and Wildlife Crime Management Bureau (WCCB) of India. The trouble focused unlawful wildlife commerce within the nation with shows at main airports throughout the nation to create consciousness in regards to the subject.
The UN has additionally shared a message to “Construct again higher” after the tumultuous 12 months 2020 has been. Dia believes that whereas all of it appears actually tough proper now, it’s, the truth is, a chance to mirror and discover options. She says. “I actually imagine that nature repairs itself and by no means stops giving. However we should study to provide again as effectively as a result of solely then can individuals and planet coexist in pure concord.” At present’s day is promoted as an opportunity for the world to “bend the curve” on biodiversity loss for the good thing about people and all life on Earth.
As a forerunner in reigniting and strengthening the relation between man and nature, the actor-producer has been an lively champion of nature, proof of which lies within the variety of initiatives she has led over time. Because the UN Surroundings Goodwill Ambassador, Dia championed the marketing campaign #BeatPlasticPollution marketing campaign in 2018 resulting in the historic declaration by PM Modi to make India Single-Use Plastics Free by 2022.
On April 8, the actor began #DownToEarthWithDee – a sequence of dialogues to reconnect with nature by means of conversations with people who’ve made their very own distinctive contributions in the direction of sustainability. Dia intends to proceed this dialogue till World Surroundings Day on June 5, 2020. R Madhavan, Zoya Akhtar, Swanand Kirkire, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Gaur Gopal Das, Ankur Tiwari are a couple of names featured on this sequence to this point.
Dia believes that the inventive arts, cinema, documentaries, and pictures are highly effective instruments for social change and conservation, and this Worldwide Biodiversity Day she urges individuals to adapt and undertake a way of life that will increase the resilience of countries and communities as we get well from this pandemic.