World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on March 3 and this year the theme is 'Listen to the Young Voices.' It is celebrated to mark the signing of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The day aims to create awareness and encourages people across the globe to protect endangered species. On Twitter, people began posting imagges using the hasgtag #DoOneThingToday to create awareness about the day on Friday.
Indian sand artist creates sand art on World Wildlife Day
Indian sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik creates sand art in Puri, Odisha on World Wildlife Day. Photo courtesy: @sudarsansand
World Wildlife Day theme for this year is 'Listen to the Young Voices'
Australian nature expert Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi Irwin too took to Twitter to create awareness about World Wildlife Day. Photo courtesy: @BindiIrwin
Wildlife population has declined in past 40 years
According to World Wildlife Fund report last year, global wildlife populations have declined by 58 per cent in the last 40 years. Photo courtesy- PTI
UN urges youth to engage in wildlife conservation
According to UN, the engagement and empowerment of youth plays an important role in conservation of endangered species and wildlife. Photo courtesy: PTI