World Wildlife Day 2017: Blogs from the Wildlife Conservation Society

Why Should We Care That March 3rd Is Now “World Wildlife Day”?

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World Wildlife Day, March 3, recognizes the day in 1973 on which the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted. Photo ©Kalyan Varma
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Today one of the primary threats to many species is poaching and trafficking illegally in their parts and products. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS.
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We should all use this day to re-commit ourselves to ending the scourge of illegal wildlife trade. Photo ©Keith Ellenbogen.

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