World Wildlife Day is not about any one single event. The Day has been observed in the in the past by people, groups and authorities around the world and in various ways.
We would love to hear from you!
Now that this year's event is behind us, now is your time to let us know what you thought about the theme and the incredible speakers who have shared their stories from the wild!
There, you can learn more about the different projects that were discussed during the event, as well as being updated on next year's event.
By simply taking an interest in this year's upcoming events and celebrations, you can help us raise awareness of the status of the world’s endangered and critically endangered species, the key role they play for their ecosystems and for the well-being of communities who live near them and beyond, and of the need to continue all efforts to conserve them and their habitats.
There is plenty more you can do every day to support the message of World Wildlife Day. Here are some of our suggestions for this year's celebrations:
Get to know the species that face the most urgent threats in your area and how and you and your community can help conserve them or support ongoing initiatives to do so. You can also familiriase yourself with the efforts of conservationists and of communities who work every day to build a future where our relationship to these species and ecosystems is more balanced and sustainable.
Raise your voice and spread the word on social media! Call on people and institutions around you to step up all efforts to conserve vulnerable species near you and around the world.
Use our hashtags for this year's celebration: #WWD2023 #PartnershipsforConservation #WorldWildlifeDay #WWD
Organize your own events and celebrations! This can take many forms, from a virtual discussion to a film festival, an art show, a talk show, or a presentation to friends, colleagues and members of your community, or even, if circumstances allow for it, a march or in-person performance.
Your imagination and creativity are the only limits, and your commitment serves the cause of wildlife conservation on this and every other day! Before our next World Wildlife Day celebration, you will have the option to register your events on our website. Don't hesitate to tag us or give us a shout on social media.
Everyday wildlife protection:
Though World Wildlife Day is an annual celebration, wildlife conservation is an issue that needs attention and action every day.
The threats weighing on wildlife and biodiversity are often big and complex, so much so that individuals might feel powerless about them.
However, every person’s small actions add up, which can make a difference for species and ecosystems.
Learn more about how you can help make a difference and help wildlife conservation by visiting the website of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or Wild fauna and Flora (CITES) to learn more on sustainable use of wildlife and biodiversity-based resources.
You can also find more about vulnerable or endangered species by visiting the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.