World Wildlife Day 2019
World Wildlife Day 2019 was observed on March 3rd with the theme ‘Life below water: for people and planet.’
World Wildlife Day Objectives
- To provide an opportunity to celebrate the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora.
- To raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time.
- To remind the world of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human-induced reduction of species, which have a wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impact.
World Wildlife Day also complements the efforts under the Sustainable Development Goal #15 which focuses on halting biodiversity loss.
Life below water: for people and planet
The theme of World Wildlife Day 2019 ‘Life below water: for people and planet’ complements the Goal 14 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG14) aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”
Why March 3rd as World Wildlife Day?
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on its 68th session on 20 December 2013 decided to proclaim 3rd March as World Wildlife Day. March 3rd is the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).