Observed every March 3rd since 2013, World Wildlife Day is dedicated to celebrating, learning about, and conserving wildlife.
What will that look like this March 3rd?
This year, the theme is “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration,” centered around some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG): 1 (No Poverty), 2 (Zero hunger) 12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns), 13 (Climate Action) 14 (Life Below Water) and 15 (Life on Land).
How you can observe this day
There are a multitude of ways you can support World Wildlife Day, including by joining virtual events. One such opportunity is the World Wildlife Day 2022 Virtual Global Event which will feature members of the UN, civil society, and the private sector speaking on behalf of the theme. If you are interested, you can find the provisional agenda here. The event will also be live streamed on YouTube on the World Wildlife Day official channel.
Social media also enables you to both learn more about this day and spread this knowledge with others. To get started you can follow the official World Wildlife Day Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Additionally by searching the following hashtags: #WWD2022, #RecoverKeySpecies, #worldwildlifeday you can find and share content pertaining to this day. Whether it be educating those in your circle or calling on officials to bolster their efforts in conserving endangered species, your support is valued.
Wear Your Support
Demonstrate your support to others upon first glance by wearing something indicative of the day. Whether it be joining the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Wear it Wild movement involving fundraising, or taking inspiration from sustainable brand, Pangaia’s past shirts for the day, or something else, you can back the aims of World Wildlife Day through your dress – irrespective of how that looks for you. Here are some green and outfits for some inspiration – because everyone knows that these colors symbolize nature, sustainability, and allude to animal conservation.
Still looking for more ways to aid the cause? Check out this page from WWF including opportunities to donate or become a partner in conservation; alternatively, you can adopt an animal. Most importantly, do not forget to wear something celebratory!