World Wildlife Day
Tags: Important Days
World Wildlife Day is observed annually on 3 March.
The theme for 2023 is "Partnerships for wildlife conservation".
The theme for World Wildlife Day in the year 2022 was "Reintroducing Keystone Species for Ecosystem Restoration".
Background of the day
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 20 December 2013, in its 68th session, observed 3 March as World Wildlife Day to protect wildlife and raise awareness of endangered species of flora around the world.
World Wildlife Day was celebrated for the first time on 3 March 2014.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted on this day in 1973.
CITES plays an important role in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the survival of species.
The Wild Elephant Preservation Act was passed in the year 1872 to prevent the extinction of wild animals.
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