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World Wildlife Day 2022

World Wildlife Day:

World Wildlife Day has been celebrated every year on the 3rd of March since 2013.

  • The date chosen coincides with the day of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which was signed in 1973.
  • The UNGA (General Assembly) resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of this special day for wildlife on the UN (United Nations) calendar.
  • Theme: Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.
  • This theme is chosen as a way to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora.
  • This aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 14 and 15, and their wide-ranging commitments on alleviating poverty, ensuring sustainable use of resources, and on conserving life both on land and below water to halt biodiversity loss.
  • Our planet is currently facing the urgent challenge that is the loss of biodiversity and up to a million species could disappear in the coming decades if unsustainable human activity, climate change and habitat degradation are left unchecked.