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World Wildlife Conservation Day 2022
4 December 2022Free
World Wildlife Conservation Day is annually observed for the following purposes:
- to raise awareness about the species that are endangered or under threat of extinction
- to promote the protection of the decreasing numbers of wildlife species across the globe.
The first World Wildlife Conservation Day was held on 4 December 2012.
Unlike other world days that were usually proclaimed by the United Nations, World Wildlife Conservation Day came out of a pledge by the US State Department to protect wildlife species all over the world.
On 8 November 2012, the “Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation: A Call to Action” event was held at the US State Department. Mrs Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State at that time, outlined the White House’s strategy to address the global problem of wildlife trafficking. She put out a call to action, urging conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts to raise awareness and promote engagement on World Wildlife Conservation Day on 4 December each year.
Further, the Endangered Species Conservation Act was issued by then-US President Richard Nixon in 1969.
Spread the word
The greatest and noblest thing you can do today is to educate those around you. Spread awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation to your friends and family.
Take a pledge
Take the wildlife pledge. Join millions of other individuals in protecting our planet’s most endangered species and acting against illegal poaching or anything that negatively impacts wildlife.