world conservation day

New Zealand – Photography: © Isaac Fernández Galisteo –

Today, Tuesday October 18, we celebrate as every year since 1972 the World Conservation Day, in commemoration of the words that Argentine General Juan Domingo Perón spoke on March 16, 1972, while in exile in Madrid, and which were sent to Kurt Waldheim, then Secretary General of the United Nations.

In them, Perón warned against “the suicidal march that humanity has undertaken through the pollution of the environment and the biosphere, the decay of natural resources, the unbridled growth of population and the overestimation of technology” and appealed to reverse the situation.

world conservation day

In this sense, the United Nations has adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through its objectives, it integrates the protection of nature, implying a common and universal commitment, such as the following objectives:

  • 13: Adopt urgent measures to combat climate change and its effects.
  • 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  • fifteen: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Another effective way to protect nature is environmental education from childhood and making people aware of the importance of this protection, because by protecting nature, we protect ourselves.

In this sense, as biologist and naturalist photographer, I bring my grain of sand to this cause, documenting the beauty of landscapes, as well as the richness of animal and plant biodiversity across the planet.

In these hyperlinks I expose the the most spectacular natural landscapes and species that I was able to find and photograph, in order to show the importance of the conservation of this world natural heritage:

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Character font: Isaac Fernández Galisteo – Environmental Technician at Ambientum

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