World Wildlife Day (March 3)

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  • Commemorative Days and Events

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

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World Wildlife Day celebrates ad raises awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. The world's wildlife, whether charismatic or lesser known, is facing many challenges. The biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss as well as overgrazing, farming, and development. Poaching and trafficking in wildlife driven by transnational organized crime groups pose the most immediate threat to maky iconic species. Elephants, pangolins, rhinoceros, sharks, tigers, and precious tree species are among the most critically poached and trafficked species across the world.

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