3rd March is Observed as World Wildlife Day [ Current Affairs ]


3rd March is being observed as World Wildlife Day (WWD) annually to revel and raise attentiveness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. The main aim behind celebration of this day is to take urgent steps to fight agented wildlife crime to stop wide-ranging environmental, economic and social impacts.

Theme of 2016 is “The future of wildlife is in our hands” which showsinextricable relationship between people, wildlife and sustainable development.

The Important focus area of this year is global campaigns are African and Asian elephants.

Its main objective is to spread attentiveness for taking national action to ensure the survival of both lesser known and charismatic species in the wild.


  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has announced 3rd March as World Wildlife Day at 68th session on 20 December 2013.
  • Agreement on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted on this day in 1973and from that tome CITES plays an important role in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the species’ survival.

About United Nations General Assembly:

The (UNGA) is principal structures of the United Nations among six and single structure where all member nations have equal representation. United Nations General Assembly

Its work is:

  • Oversee the budget of the United Nations
  • Appoint the non-permanent members to the Security Council
  • Receive reports from other parts of the United Nations
  • Make recommendations in the form of General Assembly Resolutions.
  • It has also well-known subsidiary organs.

- Published on: March 4, 2016