World Wildlife Conservation Day is celebrated on December 4th around the world. One of the most concerning species on the planet is, in fact, human beings. Every year, animals are destroyed due to poaching and human greed. Can we do something to stop it? Join the celebration of World Wildlife Conservation Day and learn more about the cause!
In 2012, Hillary Clinton addressed the issue of wildlife conservation. She urged those involved in the movement to raise awareness of the population and highlighted the dangers of illegal trafficking of animal resources on the black markets. This was a globally significant effort, and she presented a serious strategy from the White House.
The laws in most countries are intended to prevent people from engaging in poaching activities. Unfortunately, however, corruption and criminals who threaten police and reserve rangers make it difficult to enforce the prohibitions. Humans have been living in close contact with nature for a long time, but have yet to learn how to care for it properly. It is up to each of us to make a change for the better!
The statistics of poaching are shocking:
- Since 1960, the black rhinoceros population has decreased by more than 97%.
- Every year, up to 38 thousand elephants are killed by smugglers, who target their bones for jewelry and dishes.
- Poachers often leave poison on the animal carcass in order to kill the vultures that flock to the scene. This is done to conceal the crime.
- With the current level of poaching, many animal species are in danger of becoming extinct.
- For one black tiger, one can get around 50 thousand dollars.
How to take part
Visit the official website for nature protection to learn about current issues. We are sure you will be amazed and horrified by the information. Consider becoming an activist and offering your help. Make donations to participating organizations and spread the word about the holiday on social media!
When is World Wildlife Conservation Day celebrated in 2023?
World Wildlife Conservation Day is observed on December 4 each year.