World wildlife day 2023: “Partnerships for wildlife conservation”
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) observes ‘World Wildlife Day’ every year to raise awareness about global wildlife and plants. It was declared during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in December 2013.
The theme for World Wildlife Day 2023 is — Partnerships for wildlife conservation — with the goal of honouring those who are making a difference in protecting the world’s flora and fauna.
“This upcoming year, the UN celebrates a special partnership: the 50th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
This Convention is an international agreement between governments to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species. Today, it grants varying degrees of protection to more than 37,000 species of animals and plants”- UN
‘World Wildlife Day (WWD) is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and the human-induced reduction of species, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. Given these various negative effects, Sustainable Development Goal 15 focuses on halting biodiversity loss.’- UN