Happy World Wildlife Day 2016!

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On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim the 3rd March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

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The idea behind having a World Wildlife Day is to create a movement that will encourage people around the world to highlight the plight facing the wild animals and plants from their own countries.

World Wildlife Day 2016 has a theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” This is your call to action. The main focus this year is on African and Asian elephants – “The future of elephants is in our hands.”

In The POWEs And The Disappearing Tusks the future of the elephants (and the rhinos) is very much in the hands of the POWEs and by the donation you help me to make in purchasing the book, I really feel that the future of the elephants is in our hands….

World Wildlife Day 2016
World Wildlife Day 2016

The most immediate threat to wildlife is poaching and trafficking. Elephants, pangolins, rhinoceros, sharks, tigers and precious tree species are among the most critically poached and trafficked species across the world.

So what can we do to help?

  • We can take a look at their website
  • We can Like them on Facebook
  • We can wish our friends on social media a happy World Wildlife Day

There’s lots of other things we can do to….take a look at this for inspiration.

2 Responses

  1. Larry.B

    What a lovely illustration. Sometimes I feel so desperate about what humans are doing to animals. The amount of trafficked species is sickening. Thank you for doing your bit to raise awareness!

    • Imogen Taylor

      Thank you for your message Larry. I agree it’s very very sad to see what some humans are doing to other animals and to our only home. I honestly wonder if I can possibly be the same species as these horrific people. I only hope I can in some way help shape future generations to be more empathetic to other animals

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