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3 Ways You Can Make A Difference For World Wildlife Day 2022

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, sea turtles are one of 5,652 endangered species in the ocean. (Credit: Wexor Tmg / Unsplash) (Source: )

Imagine a world without the greenery of trees or the deep blue shade of seas, jungles without jaguars or oceans without otters; how empty and bleak this world seems. What is even more frightening is that this might be our future if we do not act now.

It is a fact that the state of the world we live in is in our hands. Everything we do will always have an impact, from the chic clothes we purchase to the fuel we use for our vehicles.

For almost a decade, World Wildlife Day has been celebrated annually on 3 March with the aim to raise awareness of the diverse ecosystem around the globe. Proposed by Thailand, the international day also commemorates the signing of the Conventional on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora signed in 1973.

The theme for World Wildlife Day 2022 is “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”, highlighting the state of endangered wildlife as well as the power of conservation efforts to aid them internationally. As it is crucial to learn about the pertinent roles fauna and flora play in ecosystems, the theme will also raise examples of successful practices where species were brought back from the brink of extinction.

Marine life is perpetually threatened by illegal hunting and pollution (Credit: Koh Ianta / Pixabay) (Source: )

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has listed over 8,400 critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and almost 30,000 other species as endangered or vulnerable. This means that several species are threatened with extinction in the near future if conservation efforts do not improve right now. The deteriorating state of ecosystems worldwide also affects humanity as a whole, as people from all around the world rely on wildlife to meet basic needs such as food, medicine, and clothing.

World Wildlife Day 2022 will seek to ignite conversations on the creation and implementation of solutions to conserve critically endangered species like the blue whale and the staghorn coral, further highlighting their conservation status.

Anyone can make a difference in the world to help our fauna and flora friends. Here are three ways you can further help to improve the state of our ecosystems.


Firstly, you can always start by talking about endangered species as well as conservation efforts. Not many people are aware what kind of species are vulnerable and how certain daily activities affect such species. An example would be consuming shark fin soup, which is a popular East Asian dish. The Human Society International condemns shark fin soup as approximately 72 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. This has caused much environmental damage, threatening the existence of sharks. If more people are aware about the dangers that come with buying shark fin soup, they can make a conscious decision to not consume it anymore. Being environmentally responsible goes a long way.

Volunteer Beng Choo participating in Project White Sands, an initiative by Ocean Purpose Project to raise awareness of ecosystems by making beach clean-ups a norm (Credit: Ocean Purpose Project)