World Wildlife Day 3rd March 2016: Press Release

Date Released: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

World Wildlife Day is a United Nations initiative that coincides with the anniversary of the signature of the  Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), an international agreement between governments to regulate international trade in wild species of animals and plants to ensure that their survival does not become threatened by such trade.

World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2016 under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands.”

African and Asian elephants will be a main focus of the day under the theme “The future of elephants is in our hands”.

For further details please see the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Press Release.