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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