World Wildlife Day takes place annually on March 3rd and sparks global celebrations and UN events stressing the 2020 theme of “Sustaining all life on Earth.” Wild animal and plant species are an important and essential component of biodiversity and their importance to people, especially those who live closest to nature and depend on them for their livelihoods.
This year’s theme is part of the ‘Biodiversity Super Year’, which will see several major events placing biodiversity at the forefront. Wild species of animals and plants are an integral part of the world’s biological diversity and offer many benefits to people, planet and prosperity. Wild animals and plants have Socially Sparked® our lives for over 35 billion years. The planet depends entirely on biodiversity for everything from food, energy, material for handicrafts and construction, to the very air we breathe.
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The World Wildlife Day theme also underlines the importance of sustainable use of biodiversity in view of reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 14 (Life Below Water), 15 (Life On Land), 1 (No Poverty), and 12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns).
Countries around the world are celebrating World Wildlife Day in various ways. March 3rd Events will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York City and at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva. Activities and celebrations range from youth art contests, to virtual events to the WWD Film Festival 2020. For more information on events in your country visit the website: click here
Our lives continue to be Socially Sparked by Wildlife and plant life today. Personally, the thought that these precious elements of our life are in danger of being destroyed and in some instances, extinguished is very disturbing. Everyone can help raise awareness by adding theirr voices and taking actions to help conserve wildlife and ensure its continued use is sustainable. — Abbe is #SociallySparked. Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01
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