World Wildlife Day

02 Mar, 2018


First celebrated in 2013, World Wildlife Day (WWD) is held this year on 3 March 2018.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, as UN WWD to celebrate and raise awareness about the world’s wild animals and plants. This has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife

The global theme for WWD 2018 is Big cats: predators under threat. Over the past century, the world has been losing big cats - the planet’s most majestic predators - at an alarming rate. WWD 2018 gives the opportunity to raise awareness about their plight, and galvanize support for the many global and national actions that are underway to save these iconic species. Through WWD 2018, big cats will receive the level of attention they deserve to ensure their long-term survival.

CNVP is a leading international NGO and civil society organization that is active in all six Balkan countries. It uses evidence-based analysis to improve the sustainable livelihoods of rural communities affected by the ongoing process of environmental and climate change within a policy framework of European accession.

CNVP’s focuses on issues related to agri-rural development, natural resource management, forestry, renewable energy, waste management and governance, in order to reduce environmental risks and ecological scarcities, as well as achieve sustainable development without degrading the environment.

CNVP is looking to identify other CSOs that are active in the Balkans, the European Neighbourhood Space, the Caucasus and Turkey with which it can cooperate to build a greener economic environment for the future, including the protection of wild animals and other threatened species.