World Wildlife Day 2024 poster
Artwork: © CHENG Hui Xin, @huixin2020

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

World Wildlife Day logo

World Wildlife Day is a day to celebrate wild animals and plants and raise awareness about how we can better protect our biodiversity. This year’s theme is “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation.”

3 things you can do to celebrate:

  1. Go outside and enjoy nature! Ask a parent, grandparent, 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?
  2. Learn about a new animal or plant. Or learn about a new conservation technology.
  3. Tell others what you learn. Sharing your love of nature is one way you can help our planet.

Get outside and SEEK!

Learn the names of plants, animals, and fungi in your environment. Try out the kid-safe Seek app by iNaturalist. Learn more here.

Coloring pages!

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.

Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation

World Wildlife Day 2024 is exploring digital innovation and highlighting how digital conservation technologies and services can drive wildlife conservation, sustainable and legal wildlife trade and human-wildlife coexistence, now and for future generations in an increasingly connected world.

You can learn more about what this means and find outreach materials on the World Wildlife Day website.

You can also read our interview with a conservation tech expert:

Wildlife selfies and whale snot: Scientist Meredith Palmer talks conservation tech

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