World Earth Day 2017
A tree is pictured at sunrise in the village of Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil Reuters

World Earth Day is celebrated annually by the people all across the world on 22nd of April in order to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures. The very first event for Earth Day, which was held in America nearly five decades ago, in the year 1970 following a devastating oil spill, is credited as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. This year the theme of World Earth Day is "Environmental and Climate Literacy".

Our Earth is probably the only planet in the Universe where life has been possible till date. It is very necessary to maintain the natural assets of the earth in order to continue the life on the earth. The Earth Day has been marked to make the human race get aware about the importance of their planet. According to reports, the day has its own flag, created by US peace activist John McConnell. It also has its own anthems, including one that is performed to the tune of Beethoven's Ode To Joy, but with lyrics about protecting the planet.

Trees provide us with food, energy and income, and help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental stability. They help delay the effects of climate change, both globally and locally. Various steps have been taken by the governments of different countries towards the safety of earth by implementing the variety of legal rules. A group of environmental leaders organises various events and campaigns to celebrate the earth day. This year, more than one billion people are expected to celebrate Earth Day across the globe.

On this day, people do outdoor activities related to the earth safety such as planting new trees, picking up roadside waste materials, recycling of wastes, energy conservation and others. People are often seen wearing green, brown or blue clothes on this day for displaying the environmental colors. IBTimes Singapore has compiled a series of photos that shows how the world famous Brazillian rainforests are getting destroyed day by day.

World Earth Day 2017
The Amazon rain forest, bordered by deforested land prepared for the planting of soybeans in Mato Grosso state, western Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
Men try to extinguish a fire at a farm in Rio Pardo next to Bom Futuro National Forest, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
A fisherman's house is seen along the Tapajos River, a tributary of the Amazon, near the city of Santarem, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
The Amazon rainforest at the Bom Futuro National Forest near Rio Pardo in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
The Amazon rainforest at the Bom Futuro National Forest near Rio Pardo in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
A tree, which was illegally felled, lies on the floor of the Amazon rainforest in Jamanxim National Park near the city of Novo Progresso, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
A tractor used to drag logs out of the Amazon rainforest, burns after being destroyed by police on a raid to stop illegal logging in Jamanxim National Park, near the city of Novo Progresso, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
A tractor works on a wheat plantation on land that used to be virgin Amazon rainforest near the city of Santarem, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
Soldiers from the Brazilian Army stand near a truck loaded with blades which they confiscated during the "Hileia Patria" operation against illegal sawmills and loggers in the Alto Guama River indigenous reserve in Nova Esperanca do Piria, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
Workers arrange lumber cut from trees that were illegally extracted from the Amazon jungle near the city of Morais Almeida, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
The construction site of an illegal sawmill is seen from a police helicopter during the "Hileia Patria" operation against sawmills and loggers who trade in illegally-extracted wood from the Alto Guama River indigenous reserve in Nova Esperanca do Piria, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
A burning tree is pictured near Rio Pardo, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. The town of Rio Pardo, a settlement of about 4,000 people in the Amazon rainforest, rises where only jungle stood less than a quarter of a century ago. Loggers first cleared the forest followed by ranchers and farmers, then small merchants and prospectors Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
Ovens used to make charcoal from wood is seen in a traditional charcoal factory in the Amazon city of Boa Vista, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
A tract of Amazon rainforest, which has been cleared by loggers and farmers for agriculture, is seen near the city of Santarem, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
A rainbow is seen over a tract of Amazon rainforest which has been cleared by loggers and farmers for agriculture, near the city of Uruara, Para State, Brazil Reuters
World Earth Day 2017
Cows are seen in this aerial view on a deforested plot of the Amazon rainforest near Rio Pardo, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil Reuters