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World Wildlife Conservation Day

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World Wildlife Conservation is on December 4, and we’re excited to spread awareness about preserving Earth’s endangered flora and fauna. What do you think the most invasive species on Earth is? Monkeys? Catfish? Locusts? It’s us, humans. Nature’s most magnificent creatures are becoming endangered and being pushed to the brink of extinction by the greed of some humans, causing irreparable harm to the wildlife ecosystem.

History of World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day is an occasion to be aware, reflect, and take action regarding issues threatening the planet’s wildlife biodiversity balance. Driven by the demand for illegal animal parts and products on the black market, humans have been hunting, poaching, and slaughtering several wildlife species to the brink of extinction.
Human interference in the world’s natural ecosystem has been ongoing for centuries. In the modern world, as humans traveled and settled in different parts of the world, they cleared land for farming, cut forests for shipbuilding, and began hunting and trapping for money. Over the years, wildlife hunting and poaching became more common, and wildlife populations started to decline across the globe.
On November 8, 2012, Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, made a call to raise awareness and engage conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts about World Wildlife Conservation Day. She also outlined the White House’s strategy to address the global problem of wildlife trafficking.
Unfortunately, even today, the illegal trade of endangered species on the black market is rising. Although governments worldwide are trying their best and, in some cases, succeeding in stopping this act, not all species are safe from poachers and hunters. This affects not only the wildlife but also the lives of millions of people who live within or close to forested areas in different parts of the world. So, it is time we act and work together to preserve and protect wildlife to ensure their survival.

World Wildlife Conservation Day Timeline

1600s
The Advent of European Settlement
The European explorers arrived in America and began hunting wildlife for European markets.

1910s
Concern for Wildlife Populations
Hunters and conservationists form organizations to support hunting laws and wildlife restoration.

1969
Endangered Species Conservation Act
President Richard Nixon passed the Endangered Species Conservation Act, protecting threatened and endangered species.

2012
A Call to Action
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton urges conservationists to raise awareness on World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4.

World Wildlife Conservation Day Faqs

How do you classify a species as endangered?
If the population of a particular species declines between 50% to 70% and its population is restricted to less than 250 mature individuals, the species is classified as endangered.
Can extinct species come back to life?
There have been some natural occurrences and successful experiments in the past that have brought back extinct species to life. But this is extremely rare.
What is the latest species to go extinct?
Sadly, many animals are on this list, including the northern white rhinoceros, Spix’s macaw, baiji, and many more!

How To Observe World Wildlife Conservation Day

Spread the word
The most significant 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 the wildlife
Donate to the cause
You can donate to the World Wildlife Fund (W.W.F.). All your donations go directly towards traW.W.F. and equipping wildlife protectors.

Why World Wildlife Conservation Day Is Important

It is a day to make a difference.
World Wildlife Conservation Day is not just a day to learn about wildlife and endangered species. It is a day in which we can make a difference by protecting and preserving our nature.
It brings people together.
The love for nature and wildlife is something that most people have in common. By spreading awareness and doing your part to preserve wildlife, you can meet many people who share your interests.
Wildlife conservation is an important lesson.
Although humanity is responsible for the endangerment and extinction of several species, the fact that good-hearted humans can work together to protect our wildlife is a lesson that everyone needs to learn. Today is the day to do so!

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