World Wildlife Day
On December 20, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 3 as World Wildlife Day, in honor of the date on which the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed in 1973.
World Wildlife Day was created to promote social awareness of our flora and fauna, and the consequent care that we should have with it. Today we have the opportunity to celebrate the grandeur of nature, but, above all, to be conscious of the benefits that its conservation has for humanity.
The main theme chosen by the UN for this year’s celebration is: “Listen to the Young Voices”.
“Given that almost one quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24, vigorous efforts need to be made to encourage young people, as the future leaders and decision makers of the world, to act at both local and global levels to protect endangered wildlife.” World Wildlife Day