World Wildlife Day celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s biodiversity in wild plants and animals.
“On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The UNGA resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of this special day for wildlife on the UN calendar. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife.”
This year for World Wildlife Day, the World is focusing its attention on the decline of Big Cats. Big Cats face threats from habitat loss, poaching, wildlife trafficking, and human wildlife conflict. Every poaching crisis zone that we work in, is home to a large cat species. These big cats benefit from the same ranger units looking out for rhinos, elephant, giraffe, and pangolin.
We are glad to share that GCF president, Mike Veale, shared his parallel vision while attending the World Wildlife Day Event, in Washington DC, with the US state department to discuss current poaching and wildlife trafficking issues in lieu of World Wildlife Day.
Our upcoming projects are spread around the world from Africa to South East Asia to help protect biodiversity. We are working in the field to sponsor and train anti poaching units in crisis zones where highly trafficked species reside. This includes rhinos, elephants, pangolins, snow leopards and more.
Our team members will soon be deployed to:
Indonesia – to support the last population of Javan and Sumatran rhino.
Vietnam – to “Save Vietnam’s Wildlife” to help restore their facility as well as rehabilitate and release rescued pangolins.
Kenya – ranger combat and medical training in elephant and rhino crisis zones.
Zambia – ranger combat training and tracking techniques.
Zimbabwe – ranger combat training and crime scene investigation skills.
South Africa – to advance rhino protection with our mounted patrol unit and by providing free consultation and sponsorship to more anti poaching units in the KwaZulu-natal province.
Nepal – The “Snow Leopard Research and Protection Drone” to start flight testing within two months
Global Conservation Force is dedicated to saving wildlife from extinction through education, anti-poaching and conservations efforts.
Thank you for all of your support which helps us continue to fight for our world’s wildlife!