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| Last Updated: 02/03/2021

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World Wildlife Day 2021

 3 March 2021

Theme: Forests and Livelihoods

Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging commitments on alleviating poverty, ensuring sustainable use of resources, and on conserving life on land.

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes many forest areas in all different climate zones (boreal forests, temperate forests, subtropical forests and wood lands, tropical forests, mangrove forests). Ranging in size from 18 hectares (Vallée de Mai, Seychelles), to 5.8 million hectares (Central Amazon Conservation Complex, Brazil), World Heritage forest sites have a total surface area of more than 75 million hectares, and represent over 13 per cent of all IUCN category I-IV protected forests worldwide. READ MORE>>