Today is the World Wildlife Day and it has been set aside to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora.

This day is also meant to achieve the purpose of raising awareness of the multitude of benefits that the conservation of the fauna and flora provides to people.

Going memory lane to the inception of the World Wildlife Day, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in its resolution decided on 20 December 2013, to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973, as World Wildlife Day, which was proposed by Thailand at its UN 68/205 68th session.

There are other things that the World Wildlife Day is set out to achieve. The Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human-induced reduction of species, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.

On their values that the wildlife day is set to achieve is that the animals and plants that live in the wild , have an intrinsic value and contribute to the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic aspects of human well-being and to sustainable development.

On the achievements of the World Wildlife Day, United Nations has disclosed that it  has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife.

The theme “Sustaining all life on Earth”, the World Wildlife day has encompassed all wild animal and plant species as key components of the world’s biodiversity.