“On World Wildlife Day, we reflect on our responsibility to protect the magnificent diversity of life on our planet.” Antonio Guterres UN Secretary General
March 3rd is a United Nations International Day to celebrate all the world's wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet.
On this date in 1973 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed, and World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife.
World Wildlife Day 2023
Each year World Wildlife Day has a theme. This year, the theme is “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation”.
The theme ‘Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation’ will provide the opportunity to highlight the people who are making a difference as well as to celebrate the bridge that CITES has been for these partnerships to form, making a significant contribution to sustainability, wildlife, and biodiversity conservation.
It will allow us to celebrate all conservation efforts, from intergovernmental to local scale. The day will also focus on two sub-topics:
- Marine life & oceans –around 70% of our planet is covered by water and so the impact of marine conservation is vital for the planet’s health.
- Business & finance – globally, conservation efforts need to be funded and this work needs to be done in collaboration with business. Successful partnerships for conservation must find ways of including business if we are to reverse the loss in biodiversity.
How can you support World Wildlife Day?
Share what you are doing for the conservation of nature – even the smallest actions count! Who are you partnering with to make a difference? Maybe a family member, a friend, colleagues, a partner. Share your #PartnershipforConservation with everyone on your social media. Coming together under one hashtag will help to inspire and offer hope and energy to keep everyone going!
Official hashtags: #PartnershipsforConservation #WWD2023
Join the World Wildlife Day 2023 Global Event
The official event is at 10.00am EST on March 3rd. You can celebrate from wherever you are by watching the live stream of the event on the day. This will be available on youtube.
Join a local event.
World Wildlife Day is not about any one single event. The day will be observed by people, groups, and authorities around the world and in various ways. Find events held for this year's World Wildlife Day on the official website. You can also organise and register your own local event.
How are Snoot Style supporting World Wildlife?
We donate 10% of the profit from every sale to WWF-Australia.
Through our regular donations we are now an official Partner in Purpose – a community of dedicated businesses who collectively can help WWF make a big impact for nature.
WWF launched their Regenerate Australia program in 2020 – a bold vision to both rehabilitate and restore wildlife and habitat, and future-proof Australia against climate disasters. They have partners with over 200 organisations across every state and territory to deliver emergency relief in fire and flood affected regions and embark on innovative recovery and restoration projects.