The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage in collaboration with Kenya Wildlife Service and other stakeholders will lead the country in celebrating World Wildlife Day on 3rd March 2023, at both the national level and in all conservation areas.
In his message for World Wildlife Day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that human activities are laying waste to once-thriving forests, jungles, farmland, oceans, rivers, seas, and lakes. One million species teeter on the brink of extinction due to habitat destruction, fossil-fuel pollution, and the worsening climate crisis. The good news is that we have the tools, the knowledge, and the solutions, to end this war on nature.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which has been instrumental in protecting thousands of plants and animals.
On World Wildlife Day, the world reflects on our responsibility to protect the magnificent diversity of life on our planet. This year’s theme, ‘Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation,’ recognizes that, during the implementation of Kenya’s national wildlife conservation agenda, the Government partners with various allies and stakeholders. These include relevant Ministries, Department, and Agencies (MDAs), Intergovernmental Agencies, Embassies and High Commissions, local and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), private and community conservancies, research institutions, local communities, and institutions of learning (local and international). Areas of collaboration include; laws and policies formulation, security and law enforcement activities, community wildlife conservation, species conservation and management, research in wildlife conservation, protected area habitat restoration, wildlife disease surveillance and management, wildlife enterprises, and livelihood projects, and conservation education and awareness.
This year’s WWD will be celebrated in Amboseli National Park, and it will incorporate a tembo naming festival. Magical Kenya Tembo Naming Festival is an innovative sustainability program geared towards championing elephant conservation in Kenya. There will also be tree-planting activity in line with the government directive on tree planting.
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