Though we may not be able to meet in person, there are plenty still plenty of ways for you and everyone to take part in the 2022 World Wildlife Day celebrations, wherever you are.
We will be posting news on the global World Wildlife Day celebration on 3 March 2022, including the full agenda and the links to the online event, in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned for more.
But 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. This year, we will once again get creative and take our passion for forests, forest species of wild fauna and flora, and for the well-being of forest communities around the world, online.
You too can join the celebrations! You can start by spreading the word of this year’s theme, "Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration".
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. We will soon be publishing a social media kit and a series of outreach materials to support and inspire you in doing so.
Bring World Wildlife Day with you to class or to the office! You can do this either virtually or in person, if you are able. Talk to your colleagues, teachers, fellow students or educators about endangered species and efforts to conserve them. We especially count on young people, as they are the future leaders of wildlife conservation and we welcome their interest and involvement.
A thriving planet, with diverse and healthy ecosystems that can sustain communities close to them and beyond, and a rich wildlife roaming through them are a cause well-wroth raising your voices for!
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! Feel free to register your events on our website and 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 more about vulnerable or endangered species by visiting the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.