Created by the United Nations, it celebrates and raises awareness of the World’s wild animals and plants.
This year’s World Wildlife Day shines the spotlight on sustaining all life on Earth and the World’s key components of biodiversity in line with the UN’s sustainable Development Goals and commitments. These include alleviating poverty, ensuring sustainable use of resources and conserving live both below and above water to stop biodiversity loss. There are various events happening across the globe to celebrate World Wildlife Day.
Here’s a few selected Tweets from the day:
Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! Around 88,000 different species of animals, plants and fungi are known to share the UK with us. For more than a 100 years, we have been saving, protecting and standing up for wildlife.
Over the last 40 years, the number of birds, fish, mammals, amphibians & reptiles has declined by nearly 60%. Tuesday’s #WorldWildlifeDay is an opportunity to seek solutions for creating more sustainable relationships between humans, nature & wildlife. http://wildlifeday.org
Much of the our #woodland wildlife is entirely dependent on native woods and #trees, but 53% of UK woodland #wildlife species are in decline. Learn about nine of the rarest species in the UK right now, and what we’re doing to help them http://woodlandtru.st/gJDj5#WorldWildlifeDay
For more information and to find out how to get involved go to: https://www.wildlifeday.org/