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World Wildlife Day - March 3rd 201624 Jan, 2016 | Posted by: cnhe

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World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.

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Call for entries: poster design contest for World Wildlife Day 2016


The United Nations World Wildlife Day 2016 (WWD2016) will be celebrated on 3 March under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”. African and Asian elephants will be the global focus of the Day under the theme “The future of elephants is in our hands”.

In an effort to raise awareness of wildlife conservation particularly the challenges facing some protected species such as African and Asian elephants and to inspire citizens across the globe to add their voices and to use their artistic talents, the CITES Secretariat, as the global facilitator for the celebration of this global day, launches today a contest of poster designs that can be used to illustrate the theme of WWD2016.

Contest period

Contest Begins: 22 January 2016
Contest Ends: 15 February 2016

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