On March 3rd, 2022, World Wildlife Day (WWD) is commemorated under the theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.”
The celebration will aim to attract attention to the conservation state of some of the most severely endangered species of wild animals and flora, as well as to spark debates about conceiving and implementing conservation solutions.
World Wildlife Day highlights the critical need to ramp up the battle against wildlife crime and human-caused species extinction, both of which have far-reaching economic, environmental, and societal consequences.
More than 8,400 species of wild animals and flora are severely endangered, with an additional 30,000 considered close to extinction or vulnerable. According to these estimations, over a million of species are on the verge of extinction.
In 2022, World Wildlife Day will thus focus the discourse on the crucial need to reverse the destiny of the most severely endangered species, to assist the restoration of their habitats and ecosystems, and to encourage the sustainable use of these animals by humans.