World Wildlife Day
Not to be confused with National Wildlife Day, World Wildlife Day is a different holiday. This holiday is even newer than National Wildlife day. This holiday came about on December 20, 2013 in an effort to help the tigers and lions. Tiger populations plummeted by 95% over the past 100 years and African lion populations dropped by 40% in just 20 years. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3rd as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. Fauna is all of the animal life of any particular region or time. Flora is the corresponding plant life occurring in a particular region or time.
When is National Wildlife Day?
This day is on March 3rd every year.
Type of Holiday?
Unofficial. Bring awareness to a cause.
How is the holiday celebrated?
- Partner with a local animal sanctuary to host a fun and educational event
- Help to promote an event at your local zoo or library by handing out flyers and posting info so others are also made aware
- Donate to the World Wildlife Fund
National Wildlife Day Facts:
- There are different themes every year with the 2018 theme being “Big cats – predators under threat”
- Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe.
- Their populations are declining at a disturbing rate due to loss of habitat and prey, conflicts with people, poaching and illegal trade.
- Tiger populations plummeted by 95% over the past 100 years and African lion populations dropped by 40% in just 20 years.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 22nd:
- Buddy Valastro – Chef
- Chief Joseph – Nez Perce leader
- William Godwin – Journalist
- Julie Bowen- Actress
- Camila Cabello – Singer
- Herschel Walker – Athlete
- Charles Ponzi – Criminal, banker
Other interesting holidays celebrated in March include National Cereal Day, National Joe Day and National Potato Chip Day.
What’s your favorite holiday to celebrate in March?