World Wildlife Day
World Wildlife Day celebrates the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and raises awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation brings to people. At the same time, World Wildlife Day reminds us of the urgent need to intensify the fight against wildlife crime and human-induced species depletion, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental, and social impacts. Every year, World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3, the day of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973.
The UN General Assembly on December 20, 2013, during its 68th session, decided to declare March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, as the World Wildlife Day. This day has become one of the world's most important annual events dedicated to wildlife.
Around 8,000+ species of wild fauna and flora are threatened with extinction and around 30,000 more are known to be on the brink of extinction or vulnerable. It is also estimated that around one million species are said to be extinct. This day is important for the UN because saving these species is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, and 15, and its commitments such as alleviating poverty, guaranteeing the sustainable use of resources, and preserving life on earth.
World Wildlife Day 2022 Theme
The theme for World Wildlife Day 2022 was "Recovery of Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration" to raise awareness of the state of endangered and critically endangered wildlife, and to highlight the power of conservation efforts that they seek to reverse their destiny. Ahead of the year in which the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is expected to be adopted, drawing attention to the status of some of the most endangered species of wildlife and their role in ecosystems sent a powerful message. for an urgent commitment.
The theme was also to highlight the impact of conservation efforts and promote best practice examples where species bounced back from the edge and prompted discussions to imagine and implement new solutions to conserve and sustainably use others.
This year, the day was driven by debates on the urgent need to reserve the fate of critically endangered animal and bird species. This had been taken to restore their habitats and ecosystems and promote sustainable use by humanity.
Gajera Vidyabhavan Sachin celebrates world wildlife day with great zeal and enthusiasm. Our little kids wore masks of different animals and birds and said a few words about how we conserve wildlife and mother nature. Our educator also explained this via PPT. Our children are citizens of tomorrow, so it is a responsibility and a moral duty to conserve our mother nature.