What is World Wildlife Day?

United Nations World Wildlife Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on 3 March to celebrate wild animals and plants. Every year, we recognize the unique roles and contributions of wildlife to people and the planet. 


The WWD2024 Theme is Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation.

Learn more about the WWD2024 theme

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Let us know how you celebrate wildlife! 

Share your digital conservation stories and what you're doing for World Wildlife Day this year with the digital materials in our social media kit.

Watch the United Nations Celebration!

On 4 March 2024 (10AM-1PM EST), livestream the celebration at the United Nations headquarters! Simultaneous interpretation is available in English, French and Spanish.

Watch the Geneva Celebration!

On 4 March 2024 (2:30PM-4PM CET), join the livestream of celebration hosted by the CITES Secretariat, Geneva Environment Network and the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland!

Official World Wildlife Day 2024 Poster

Congratulations to the winner of the annual WWD Poster Contest!
Design by CHENG Hui Xin


Upcoming Events

World Wildlife Day is not about any one single event. The Day has been observed by people, groups and authorities around the world and in various ways. Find out more about the events held globally or let people know about your event by registering it here!

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