Today Is World Wildlife Day…
Written by City Radio on March 3, 2023
International Community is observing today as World Wildlife Day. UN General Assembly, UNGA, decided to observe this day on March three every year during its 68th sitting on December 20, 2013, offers the opportunity to understand the importance of species like lions, elephants, peacocks, and more.
The day, which has its theme as “Partnerships for wildlife conservation”, is aimed at strengthening partnerships towards preventing threatened species from becoming endangered and preserving biodiversity for everyone’s benefit as well as honoring the people, who are making a difference.
Also, people all over the world celebrate “World Wildlife Day” to honor the many beautiful and unique species of wild animals and plants that play unique roles in the ecosystem and also a day to commemorate the signing of the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora”, CITES.
According to data collected by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, around eight thousand, four hundred species of wild animals and plants are thought to be severely endangered while in contrast, another thirty thousand are considered to be endangered or vulnerable whereas specific species have already disappeared.
The present climate change has also created new challenges for wildlife, aggravated by reckless development and historical wrongdoing through increased deforestation, water scarcity and drought, mostly severe on the African continent.