On the 3rd of March every year is the World Wildlife Day. It is an adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and is meant to raise awareness for the fragility of both, flora and fauna. The proposal came from Thailand in 2013 and since 2015 it is celebrated with events around the globe. Every year there is a main theme. In 2021 it is: Forests and Livelihoods, sustaining people and planet.
As this year any public celebration and events are forbidden, it is an entirely virtual event. There will be a lot of discussions, movies and more online from the headquarters in New York but any other member country will held their own ones. Here you can find the events of your country, the website to it and the time when it will be held.
On their website they ask everyone of us to do one thing to support forest communities and conserve forest wildlife.
With the theme there comes into my mind all the horror that is happening to the indigenous people in South America loosing their forests homes, or the Orang-Utan families in Borneo loosing their homeland and therefor dying. There is much more and it’s incredible when you read there are plastic islands in the oceans as big as Europe all together.
I try to do in my own little world most of the things in an environment-friendly way. For the health of this planet, but also for my own health. This day I will plant a tree (one of many others). What will you do to help and/or support forest communities or the forest and its life within?
For further information:
The official website of the World Wildlife Day