World Wildlife Day – UPSC Prelims

World Wildlife Day:
  • World Wildlife Day has been celebrated every year on the 3rd of March since 2013.
  • The date chosen coincides with the day of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which was signed in 1973.
  • Theme of 2022: Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.
  • This theme is chosen as a way to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora.