“Snow leopards denote the health of the ecosystem,’ said actor-producer and climate changemaker Dia Mirza as she discussed the imminent dangers faced by the endangered cat in a 24-hour, virtual global initiative.
The event was organised by The Snow Leopard Trust. Dia, who is also Advocate of the Secretary General’s of the United Nations for SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, conferred with wildlife experts and conservationists about science and community-based measures.
Addressing the diminishing population of the snow leopard, Dia said, “Snow leopards are the icons of mountain ecosystems. They are a precious gift from nature that we all must cherish but since they don’t have a voice or a vote, we must reach out and encourage people to contribute what they can towards their protection. We must ensure that policy-makers start engaging with conservation issues. We can’t pretend all is well. This cat is endangered, and it faces an array of threats. But the snow leopard still has a chance if we act in time. Snow Leopard’s are the thermometer for Climate Change as they are also the thermometer of the mountains. Saving and protecting them and their habitats ensures the health and survival of millions of lives connected to the mountain ecosystems that feed countless rivers. Also 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are addressed by addressing snow leopard conservation. This indicates how intrinsically human lives are connected with this majestic iconic species. They denote the health of the entire ecosystem.”
About her expertise because the voice of snow leopard Laila in an environmental podcast again in 2019, Dia mentioned, “It was so wonderful to imagine what it would be like to live in the majestic mountains as a snow leopard. These majestic animals evoke strong emotions in many people, yet, not many know about their plight. I was happy to play Laila because I feel storytelling is an art and can do wonders to spread the message about conservation in a way that stirs and moves people to take action.”
Dia additionally shared why she makes use of her a number of social media platforms with over 13 million followers to unfold the message of environmental safety and to attract consideration to a number of different causes.
Dia added, ” I’m grateful on a regular basis for the compassion and assist of my followers as I attempt to create constructive change with my voice. That is de facto what I feel is the perfect factor about social media; the truth that we will all turn into a shared voice to advocate change.”
She additionally requested everybody who tuned in to search out no less than one technique to contribute to conservation, be it asking for coverage adjustments, donating even a small sum or voting for conservation minded leaders.