How Can You Celebrate World Wildlife Day? (3 SImple Ways to Get Involved)

Posted on by Isabelle Brown

Today, Thursday March 3, 2022 is World Wildlife Day! Over the years, this annual observance has become the most important global event dedicated to wildlife.  

With a new focus each year, 2022 will be celebrated under the theme ‘Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.’  

Life on Earth 

Our planet’s different ecosystems are all connected through living organisms; flora, fauna, and beyond. It may feel like an endangered species across the world doesn’t impact us as individuals, but that misconception is a big part of the conversation that this year’s theme is trying to address. 

The biodiversity around the earth provides us with food, fuel, medicines, housing, clothing, and our everyday livelihoods. There are pieces of our lives that connect us to ecosystems and species that we may not think of. The loss of species, habitats, and ecosystems threatens all life on Earth, including us. 

The Danger of Extinction 

According to data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, over 8,400 species are critically endangered. This means that this species in facing an extremely high risk of extinction. Along with these critically endangered species, close to 30,000 are vulnerable or endangered.   

On World Wildlife Day, we must help in the fight to reverse the date of the endangered species around the world. As a global community, saving plants and animals from the overexploitation of their habitats is the key to restoring balance and life in the ecosystems that make up our planet. 

How Can We Get Involved? 

Celebrating World Wildlife Day is simpler than you may think! We have three easy ways to join in this year’s global celebration. 

  1. Tune into the official World Wildlife Day livestream today at 2 PM CET here. You can register for the event here, but it isn’t required to attend.
  2. Raise awareness on social media using the hashtags #WWD2022, #RecoverKeySpecies, and #WorldWildlifeDay. Get the conversation started on your social pages!
  3. Get to know the species in your region that are threatened and support the cause using official sources like the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the official World Wildlife Day organization.  

Happy World Wildlife Day! Thank you for taking the time to learn about this global movement to preserve life on Earth.