Besides the national holiday of Bulgaria, March 3rd is also World Wildlife Day. On the 20th of December 2013, the UN proclaimed March 3rd- the day of signing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as World Wildlife Day. This commemoration was to celebrate the biodiversity that the planet gives us and to raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

True to its mission of bringing the world together to seek solutions to the planet’s most pressing challenges, Expo 2020 Dubai is looking to World Wildlife day 2022 to spearhead a series of programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and biodiversity, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).

UN World Wildlife Day celebrated annually on March 3rd, will be marked during Expo 2020’s Climate and Biodiversity Week with a people-facing flagship event that will gather major players, including youth leaders, activists, and members of the Expo family, who are all committed to furthering biodiversity preservation.

World Wildlife Day celebrated on 3RD of March
World Wildlife Day celebrated on 3RD of March

Bringing together experts and thought leaders, Expo 2020 will be a launching pad for new inspiring ideas related to ecosystem preservation and restoration and will feature a Youth Circle, held in association with the UAE’s Federal Youth Authority, to ensure that future generations play an essential role in policies and recommendations about preserving wildlife and biodiversity.

The importance of protecting the planet’s ecosystems will be brought to life across the Expo’s buildings and screens in vivid color with a kaleidoscope projection, a series of unique imagery provided by lead partners, UNEP, and the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

Through its Climate and Biodiversity Week, Expo 2020 will highlight real-life solutions to help protect our planet’s flora and fauna and support the rich diversity of our planet, including inspiring initiatives from Expo’s Global Best Practice Programme and Expo Live Grantees, as well as from Expo’s Partners and International Participants.

World Wildlife Day celebrated on 3RD of March
World Wildlife Day celebrated on 3RD of March