Today, Panthera is excited to celebrate the first annual World Wildlife Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly as a day “to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora, and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.” We ask you to join with us in celebrating the world’s big cats, and other species, by signing up for our big cat email updates.
Nearly forty years ago, on this day in 1973, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted, a measure that continues to play a critical role in stemming illegal trade in wildlife and flora throughout the world. Today, Panthera is also working around the globe to stop poaching of wild cats and other wildlife for their skins, teeth, and other body parts that are traded on the illegal wildlife market.
Donate to Panthera on World Wildlife Day to support our critical anti-poaching efforts.
Learn more about the United Nations’ World Wildlife Day and promote this day on Twitter using #WorldWildlifeDay.