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World Wildlife Day

3 March, 2021

World Wildlife Day is to support animals and plants and to raise awareness of our globe’s diversity of wildlife and marine life. With increasing numbers of endangered and extinct species, we must act to conserve our planet. The 2021 theme is Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet. Jackson Wild, The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are organising an international film showcase of our planet’s valuable forests, their extensive ecosystems services, and the livelihoods that the forests help to sustain. The winners and final round films from this international competition, will be shown throughout 2021. As noted by Lisa Samford, Executive Director of Jackson Wild: “Covering over a third of the Earth’s surface, forests  are a home to 80% of all terrestrial animals, plants and insects and sustain the livelihoods of millions of people, providing ecosystems services and resources that are essential to the global economy. Rich biodiversity is essential to the health of our planet. With the impact of climate change escalating every day as growing numbers of species edge toward extinction we must act quickly and decisively for our own survival.”


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