World Wildlife Day
DATE: 3 March 2021
COMMITTEE: Environmental Rights Committee
World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd of March in support of animals and plants across the world. The event was proposed by Thailand and was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly during its 68th meeting in 2013.
On the occasion of the World Wildlife Day, we celebrated forms of wild fauna and flora and tried to raise awareness on the benefits of their conservation. At the same time, we discussed the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human-induced reduction of species, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.
We invited various guest speakers from different backgrounds sharing the same interest in our ecosystem and biodiversity.
Our guest speakers were:
- Tierra Curry, Senior Scientist at Center for Biological Diversity
- Finlay Pringle, Environmental campaigner at Ullapool Shark Ambassador
- Erik Solheim, The Sixth UN Environment Executive Director and Undersecretary General of the United Nations
- Marjan Verschragen, An ambassador at eXXpedition artist and environmental technician
The program can be watched here:
Erik Solheim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCUEK6KnBKA&t=2s
Finlay Pringle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lbaqXBleJ0&t=74s
Tierra Curry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBaabPj3XZY