On 20 December 2013, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in its resolution UN 68/205, decided to proclaim 3 March, the international day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) on the planet raise awareness and benefits fauna and flora in 1973, as World Wildlife Day, which was proposed by Thailand, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.
- General Assembly reaffirmed the intrinsic value of wildlife and its various contributions, including ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic, to sustainable development and human well-being.
- Designating 3 March as World Wildlife Day, in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.
- Also to ensure that international trade does not threaten the survival of species.
Forests and Livelihoods: sustaining people and planet
If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love. - Steve Irwin
On this World Wildlife Day, let us all put in dedicated efforts to save and preserve the wildlife & create greater awareness on the need to maintain a healthy ecological balance on our planet. - The Vice President wrote in a tweet.