On July 28, the world celebrates the International Day for the Conservation of Nature. This day is to raise awareness about protecting and preserving our natural resources.
There are many aspects that expose our nature to dangers, but fortunately more and more countries are recognizing this problem and are making changes. To protect future generations, a healthy environment is essential and every country has a responsibility to contribute to this. The planet provides the basic necessities to ensure survival on Earth, such as water, air, food, plants and animals. Enough reason to keep our nature clean and healthy. One of the reasons people destroy nature is the construction of houses, buildings and roads to facilitate human life. While the need for housing is obvious and one must meet the demand of the population, it is important to balance it. Until now, there is no balance between the conservation of nature and the development of the land. This can lead to more natural disasters and diseases. Aruba also contributes to the cause of sustainable development by implementing and enforcing laws that protect natural areas, banning environmentally unfriendly products, and continuously seeking options and alternatives to improve outdated processes that are no longer beneficial to the environment, such as waste management. Everyone can contribute by simply sharing information that is valuable to nature, avoiding the use of products that are harmful to the environment and appreciating our natural beauty without causing harm. According to the Prime Minister of Aruba Evelyn Wever-Croes: “A balanced and sustainable development is good for everyone. We will continue to give meaningful content to the Sustainable Development Goals and put greater emphasis on protecting our environment and creating opportunities in agriculture. A healthy nature and environment are indispensable for a healthy society. I make a plea to every citizen, may we all continue to support and care for our nature, for a better development of our country”.