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World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day is set aside to celebrate the significance of wild animals and plants, and to raise awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation. World Wildlife Conservation Day has its roots in the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This agreement was created in response to the growing threat of extinction faced by many species due to unrestricted international trade. Today, CITES remains one of the most important tools for wildlife conservation, regulating the trade in over 35,000 species of animals and plants.

While the primary focus of World Wildlife Conservation Day is on raising awareness, there are also many events and activities held to celebrate the day. These include photo exhibitions, educational seminars, and tree-planting ceremonies. Many zoos offer special events and programs to mark the occasion. There are many reasons why wildlife conservation is important. First and foremost, it helps to protect biodiversity, which is essential for the health of our planet. It also provides opportunities for people to connect with nature and can promote economic development by supporting eco-tourism.

There are lots of ways that people can get involved in wildlife conservation. One way is to support organizations that are working to protect endangered species. Another is to make responsible choices when purchasing products that come from wild animals or plants, such as timber or ivory. Finally, we can all help by reducing our impact on the environment and promoting sustainable practices.

Celebrate this Wildlife Conservation Day with our resources and spread awareness around you!

Activity Ideas:

  • Print off and enjoy the Winter Wildlife Activity Book – here
  • Enjoy our Special Edition Wildlife Digest – here
  • Make your own reindeer antlers – here