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World Wildlife Conservation Day

Join the global community in protecting our precious wildlife on World Wildlife Conservation Day - together we can make a difference!
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Get ready to celebrate World Wildlife Conservation Day on Dec. 4 and join the global effort to protect our planet's wildlife! This special day was first started in 2014 by a group of conservationists and animal lovers who wanted to raise awareness about the importance of conserving wild animals, plants, and habitats for future generations. Let's use this day as an opportunity to take action against climate change, preserve biodiversity and ensure that every species has a safe place on Earth!

History of World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1948</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of IUCN</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was established in France to identify, prevent, and reduce threats to wildlife.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>CITES' Formation</div><div class='timeline-text'>CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) was formed to regulate international trade in wild animals and plants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Wildlife Fund Landmark Victory</div><div class='timeline-text'>WWF won a landmark victory securing a global ban on ivory trade, demonstrating the effectiveness of international cooperation in wildlife conservation agenda.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Google Earth's Wild Sanctuary</div><div class='timeline-text'>Google Earth launched a layer called 'Wild Sanctuary' which lets users see the locations of global wildlife sanctuaries and their detailed data.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inauguration of WWCD</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Wildlife Conservation Day was inaugurated by conservationists and animal lovers, focusing on awareness for the importance of wildlife conservation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Biodiversity Crisis Acknowledgement</div><div class='timeline-text'>The UN highlights the biodiversity crisis as a global concern, emphasizing the importance of robust wildlife conservation efforts to mitigate its impact.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Wildlife Conservation Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to a Wildlife Conservation Organization</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many organizations around the world dedicated to the protection and preservation of wildlife.  Consider donating money or other resources to one of these groups on World Wildlife Conservation Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Raise Awareness</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Help spread the word about the importance of wildlife conservation by writing blog posts, sharing articles, and talking to your friends and family about the issue.  You can also host an event or join one that is already planned.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Wildlife Sanctuary</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a wildlife sanctuary and observe first hand what is being done to protect and preserve wildlife species.  Learning more about the animals and their habitats can help motivate you to support the cause.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plant Trees</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Planting trees can provide food and habitat for wildlife species, so consider planting some trees in your backyard or in a local park.  You can also donate money or time to tree planting initiatives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Reduce Your Carbon Footprint</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Reduce your carbon footprint by using energy efficient appliances, using public transportation, eating local food, recycling, and conserving water.  Every little bit helps in preserving the environment and its wildlife.</p></div></div>

Why World Wildlife Conservation Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Protects Biodiversity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Wildlife conservation is important because it helps ensure that the world's ecosystems remain in balance and biodiversity is maintained. By protecting wildlife habitats, rare and endangered species can survive and thrive, allowing them to continue to play a vital role in the cycle of life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Preserves Ecosystem Services</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Wildlife plays an important role in providing essential ecosystem services like pollination, pest control, and waste removal. When these services are disrupted due to human impact or environmental changes, it can lead to dramatic changes in the food web and cause entire ecosystems to collapse.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Improves Human Health & Wellness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The health of the environment directly impacts our own health and well-being. Studies have shown that time spent in nature has beneficial effects on physical and mental health, so preserving wildlife habitats can help us achieve a better quality of life.</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts for Wildlife Conservation Day

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When is World Wildlife Conservation Day?

World Wildlife Conservation Day is celebrated on December 4 every year. In 2024, World Wildlife Conservation Day will occur on a Wednesday.

World Wildlife Conservation Day Dates

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2023

Dec 4

Monday

2024

Dec 4

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2025

Dec 4

Thursday

2026

Dec 4

Friday

2027

Dec 4

Saturday

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