World Wildlife Day 2019 – Life below water: for people and planet
03 Mar 2019
World Wildlife Day is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora, as well as the many benefits that conservation provides to people.
Celebrated annually on 3rd March. A date proposed by Thailand at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Adopted finally by The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The focus of World Wildlife Day is on animals and plants that live in the wild. In particular the intrinsic value and contribution to human well-being and sustainable development. Such as the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic aspects.
World Wildlife Day is a day to remind us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human induced reduction of species. Such as the wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.
Each year WWD celebrates a different theme. This year, 2019 is: “Life below water: for people and planet”. The first year where the focus has been on marine life.
Everyday Wildlife Protection
Wildlife conservation is an issue that needs daily attention.
The challenges facing wildlife are often large and complex and it’s normal to feel helpless. However, every person’s small actions add up to a much larger solution and can make all the difference.
- Picking up rubbish and putting it in the bin
- Reducing your plastic and household waste
- Recycling and re-using old products
- Purchasing sustainable products
- Visiting aquariums, botanical gardens, national parks and nature reserves
- Volunteering at local wildlife organisations and sanctuaries
- Telling people of the changes that you are making
Just #DoOneThingToday to make a difference and help wildlife conservation.
Get involved and find out how you can help.
The World Wildlife Day / Leydon Logo
The Leydon logo symbolises an underwater marine theme to include fish, starfish, jellyfish, underwater plants and coral. The UK waters being home to all of these and more at different times of year.
However you raise awareness, whatever changes you make in your day-to-day life, we hope you have a great day!