March 3 is #WorldWildlifeDay
World Wildlife Day

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World Wildlife Day takes place each year on March 3 and focuses global attention on biodiversity and wildlife. In 2017 there will be a record number of live video panels showcasing current efforts of conservation and countering wildlife crime. This wiki page digs deep and shows how to make the most of World Wildlife Day on the Social Web and where to find information about World Wildlife Day.

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd, the date that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973. The goal of World Wildlife Day is to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora; recall the privileged interactions between wildlife and populations across the globe; and raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.


#WorldWildlifeDay 2015


2015 Live Video Conversations

For World Wildlife Day -- March 3 -- Wiki hosts two live Google+ hangouts. Please let Ron Mader know if you would like to appear on camera. Otherwise, questions are welcome before and during the hangout via the Q&A app. Relevant links are also welcome and may be recycled on the Planeta Wiki.

March 2, World Wildlife Day Hangout, 430pm Las Vegas = 630pm Mexico, 730pm NYC, 6am (next day) Mumbai, 130pm (next day) Auckland, 1130am (next day) Sydney
Guests: Ronda Green, Bob Payne

Buzzword Bingo: Awareness, Bats, Bear 71, Big 5, Camera Trap, Certification, Check the Boxes, CITES, Crowdsourcing, Diversity, Experience, Hunters, Indigenous, Instant Wild App, National Park, Natural World, Overpass, Poachers, Survival, Wildlife Refuge, World Parks Congress

March 3,
World Wildlife Day Hangout, 830am Las Vegas = 1030am Mexico, 1130am NYC, 430pm London, 530pm Kiruna, 630pm Cape Town, 10pm Mumbai
Guests: Abhishek Behl, Martin Hatchuel

Buzzword Bingo: Awareness, Canopy, Cape Town, Ethical, Hippocampus capensis, Impala, Indicator Species, Lichen, Lightbulb Moment, Microbeads, Mumbai, Podocarpus, Quinoa, Scotland, Seahorse, South Africa, Tigers, #WCTOT, Zimbabwe

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
1pm eastern - 10am Pacific - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will host a livestream about wildlife crime. @USFWSHQ

Watch live streaming video from usfws at

State Department (USA)
JOIN THE LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUT at 9AM EST on Tuesday March 3rd via this link:

The Plight of the Pangolin -- Raise Awareness of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal on World Wildlife Day

Wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise that poses a serious and urgent threat to conservation and national security. The increasing involvement of organized crime in poaching and wildlife trafficking promotes corruption, threatens the peace and security of fragile regions, strengthens illicit trade routes, and destabilizes economies and communities that depend on wildlife for their livelihoods.

To celebrate World Wildlife Day, Under Secretary Catherine Novelli will host a Google+ Hangout - moderated by Peter Knights, Executive Director at WildAid - on wildlife trafficking around the world.

• Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the U.S. Department of State
• Peter Knights, Executive Director at WildAid
• Paula Kahumbu, Executive Director of Wildlife Direct
• Hong Haong, Executive Director for CHANGE
• Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia Regional Director for International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Do you have questions for the participants? Ask now and tune in on Tuesday, March 3 at 9:00AM ET.

For more information on wildlife trafficking, please visit follow the conversation online by using #WorldWildlifeDay.

Indigenous Peoples Concerns

#WorldWildlifeDay: tribespeople denounce persecution in the name of 'conservation'


The number one reason that mires our appreciation and conservation of wildlife is simply is a gap in our communication. What's being done is mostly unsaid. Expert panels are unknown by the public. Do your friends and family know ....
What is the IUCN Red List?
What is the IUCN Green List?
What is CITES?
What wildlife conservation issues will be discussed at the 39th Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee?
What are the questions we should be asking about wildlife?
What are the questions we should be asking about wildlife crime?
What were the outcomes of last year's World Parks Congress?

What's your favorite wildlife app, podcast and website?
What's your favorite fish?

#WorldWildlifeDayQ2: What is and how far is your closest protected wildlife area?

What are the ethics of TV programs such as Antiques Roadshow showing the valuation or sale of ivory products?

Where to find information about World Wildlife Day
Hashtags: #WorldWildlifeDay

2015 features

How to make the most of World Wildlife Day on the Social Web

How to make the most of World Wildlife Day on the Social Web, aka Surf, Stream and Share

Ask questions that matter to you ... and share what you learn
Read the posts on Twitter tagged #WorldWildlifeDay
Watch and ask questions during a real-time hangout
Curate a Wildlife Flipboard or Storify feature
Curate a YouTube wildlife playlist
Wiki (edit the Wikipedia or another wiki)
Recommend wildlife experts to follow on Twitter
Recommend wildlife videos to watch on Vimeo and YouTube

How to improve World Wildlife Day 2016
Allow others to submit events that appear online
Make public how the theme for 2016 is chosen and when it will be announced
Use shorter hashtags

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Wildlife Crime
Wildlife Crime - The victims have no voice; we must be their voice


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