World Wildlife Day

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World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

  • World Wildlife Day was observed on 3 March. It may be noted that, on 20 December 2013, in the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, it was decided to celebrate World Wildlife Day on 3 March.
  • This decision was taken because the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted on 3 March in 1973, which came into effect from 1 July 1975.
  • This day is celebrated to raise awareness about wild creatures and flora. The proposal was given by Thailand for World Wildlife Day.

Key Points:

  • It also includes the use of natural resources in support of the following Sustainable Development Goals.
  • SDG- 1: End to poverty in all its manifestations
  • SDG- 12: Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns.
  • SDG- 14: Life Below water
  • SDG- 15: Life on Land

Source – Indian Express

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