World Wildlife Day 2024 will be celebrated on March 3, 2024 around the globe. Last year, it was celebrated based on theme “Partnerships for wildlife conservation”.
About 200 to 350 million individuals across the globe are citizens of, or live in close proximity to, forests and use a variety of ecosystem services that woodlands and forest species offer, such as nutrition, housing, power, and medications.
Land area (a measurement of the total amount of land on Earth) maintained by indigenous populations, which includes some of the most biologically forest areas on the planet, accounts for about 28% of the total land area on Earth. This places’ personal and economic well-being as well as their local cultures are all supported by these venues. The 3rd of March is marked yearly on the Globe Wildlife Day Calendar as a day to commemorate and promote awareness of both the biodiversity and animals of the world.
The purpose of this special day is to promote wildlife interest and promote people to learn about the wide range of plants and animals all around the globe. Another way of saying this is that it is the commemoration of all the wonderful species that call Earth home.
World Wildlife Day 2024 Date
|Event||World Wildlife Day|
|World Wildlife Day 2024 Date||March 3, 2024|
|World Wildlife Day 2025 Date||March 3, 2025|
|World Wildlife Day 2026 Date||March 3, 2026|
|Theme||“Partnerships for wildlife conservation”|
World Wildlife Day History & Significance
In 2013, December 20, the UN General Assembly celebrated and elevated awareness of plants and animals on our globe on March 3rd, and declared the day to be World Wildlife Day. The UN General Assembly recognized vegetation and fauna’s significance and reiterated the inherent worth and variety of nature.
Following the UN’s declaration, Planet Wildlife Day was devoted to raising awareness about the continuously changing universe and all the species under risk from human activities.
A UNGA resolution called on the CITES Secretariat to help coordinate World Wildlife Day throughout the world. Today it is a crucial day for animals.
Wildlife Protection Projects & Legal Acts
- Project Elephant:Project Elephant began in 1992 to save the elephants & their ecosystem in India. They developed seasonal pathways as well, but they put more emphasis on the use of scientific and deliberate management practices. As a result, this initiative not only showcases the domestic elephants’ well-being, but also tackles the human-elephant conflict.
- Project Tiger: In 1972, Project Tiger was started and part of its goal was to conserve the natural habitat for other species as well. This study was partially sponsored by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Science. Project Elephant was formed in 1992 to preserve the elephants and their environment in India’s Ranthambore National Park. In addition, they created migratory routes, although they focused more on using intentional and scientific methods. Additionally, the effort highlights the well-being of both elephants and combatting human-elephant conflict.
- UNDP Sea Turtle Project:The Olive Ridley Turtle initiative at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, was launched in November 1999 to preserve the Olive Ridley Turtles. The project involves the design and creation of a sea turtle reproductive map for ten coastal states in India, with a special emphasis on the state of Odisha. Coastal habitats and breeding sites were discovered, as well as migratory pathways used by the sea turtles.
- Crocodile Conservation Project:An initiative was launched to preserve crocodiles by the Indian government. We all know that the species of crocodiles is approaching extinction. Our main objective is to preserve the crocodile species and the surrounding ecosystem. It would help with the preservation of wild populations by expanding captive breeding, routine maintenance, and participant roles.
Finally, let’s all look at the Indian govt’s many environmental and biodiversity acts, which they just enacted.
- Indian Forests Act, 1927
- Fisheries Act, 1897
- Mining And Mineral Development Regulation Act, 1957
- Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
- Prevention of Cruelty To Animals, 1960
- Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
- Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
- Forest Conservation Act, 1980
- Environment Protection Act, 1986
- Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Rights) Act, 2006
- Biological Diversity Act, 2002
World Wildlife Day 2024 Quotes
- “Children who spent time in green spaces between the ages of seven and twelve tend to think of nature as magical. As adults they are the people most likely to be indignant about lack of nature protection, while those who have had no such experience tend to regard nature as hostile or irrelevant and are indifferent to its loss. By expurgating nature from children’s lives we are depriving the environment of its champions for the future.” (Isabella Tree)
- “It seems everything in nature that has beauty, also has a price.
Let the value of our planets wildlife be to nature and nature alone.” (Paul Oxton)
- “Natural selection has a new aspect, one that is psychological denial. Such denial where the individual benefits as an individual from his ability to deny the truth even though society as a whole, which he is apart, suffers”. (Paul Greenberg)
- “If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.” (Steve Irwin)
- “If we don’t have a place for nature in our heart, how can we expect nature to have a place for us.” (Abhijit Naskar)
Frequently Asked Questions
World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 every year.
Last year, the theme of this important day was “Partnerships for wildlife conservation”.
We celebrate World Wildlife Day for raising awareness regarding issues that impact wildlife.