UN General Assembly Proclaims 3 March as World Wildlife Day

The United Nations is highlighting the intrinsic values and contributions of wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by devoting 3 March as ‘World Wildlife Day.’ In a resolution adopted last Friday, the 193-member Assembly reaffirmed the intrinsic value of wildlife and its various contributions. Those include “ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic, to sustainable development and human well-being, and recognized the important role of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the species’ survival.”

Last updated on 21 January 2014