India named Global Host of World Environment Day 2011

For the first time ever, India, which is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, will host World Environment Day on the 5th of June.

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That announcement was made by UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme.

UNEP says that India’s tree planting solution to combat land-degradation and desertification among other things, ties in with this year’s theme: ‘Forests: Nature at Your Service’.

The country has initiated projects to conserve its ecosystem including the Sunderbans mangrove forest, home to the tiger, one of India’s most iconic wildlife species.  

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