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World Wildlife Day

Taking place on 3rd March each year.

Celebrating wildlife and reminding us of the need to protect it

Updated 4 months ago

In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. The date is the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973, which plays an important role in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the wildlife survival. You can find further information on the following websites:

The following resources can also help you teach about world wildlife: ARKive Education Resources - for all ages. Silent Forests - secondary resource exploring the impact of the bushmeat trade.

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