The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is teaming up with five partners to make the World Wildlife Day celebration special. These partners are the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Jackson Wild, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Geographic Society. Learn more about them below!

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

  • UN Development Programme

  • Jackson Wild

The World Wildlife Day Film Showcase is one of the global events that will accompany the 2023 UN World Wildlife Day celebrations and help illustrate its theme, “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation”. 

Jackson Wild accelerates and elevates impactful storytelling at the nexus of nature, science and climate through innovative and collaborative gatherings, skill-building initiatives, mentorship programs and career development. Jackson Wild is an inclusive global forum, inspiring our community, celebrating excellence in storytelling that illuminates our connection to the natural world and collective responsibility to the wild. 
More information about the films here.

  • IFAW

IFAW is honored to host the fifth annual World Wildlife Day International Youth Art Contest in collaboration with the Secretariat of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 2023 WWD theme of ‘Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation’ highlights people making a difference for wildlife. Learn more and enter the contest here.
IFAW is a global non-profit helping animals and people thrive together. We are experts and everyday people, working across seas, oceans, and in more than 40 countries around the world. We rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals, and we restore and protect their natural habitats. The problems we’re up against are urgent and complicated. To solve them, we match fresh thinking with bold action. We partner with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Together, we pioneer new and innovative ways to help all species flourish. See how at

  • National Geographic Society