What happens on World Wildlife Day?

What does World Wildlife Day do?

Formally known as the day the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed, to regulate worldwide commercial trade in wild animal and plant species. The day is all about raising awareness and celebrating wildlife and plants found worldwide.

Why is National Wildlife Day celebrated?

Hyderabad: The ‘National Wildlife Day’ is observed every year on September 4 with an aim to spread awareness about the wildlife species around us.

What’s special about 4 September?

National Wildlife Day on September 4th encourages improved awareness of the species around us and in the broader world. This National Day focuses on endangered species, preservation, and conservation efforts around the world. Zoos, aviaries and marine sanctuaries provide a variety of ways to get involved.

When did World Wildlife Day start?

On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

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