Hey Kids! World Wildlife Day is the 3rd of March

World Wildlife Day is a day to celebrate and raise awareness about wild plants and animals.

Artwork: Xavi Reñé

3 things you can do to celebrate:

  1. Learn about a new animal or plant.
  2. Tell others what you learn. This is one way to raise awareness.
  3. Go outside and enjoy nature! Ask a parent, brother, sister or friend to join you. What plants and animals can you spot from your balcony, in your backyard or at your local park?

Tip: You can use the Seek app to help you identify organisms! Ask a parent or caregiver to help you try it out. Seek is a kid-safe app by the creators of iNaturalist.

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For parents & educators

World Wildlife Day is held each year on 3 March to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. World Wildlife Day and associated events are organized by the Cites Secretariat. Visit the official website for more information about the history of World Wildlife Day and to view posters and events.

This year, the theme is “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation”. This theme celebrates all conservation efforts, from intergovernmental to local scale. You can learn more about what this means and find outreach materials on the World Wildlife Day website.

Additional resources

Learn how to identify plants, animals and fungi! Try out the Seek app by iNaturalist. This app is kid-safe. Learn more here.

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