World Wildlife Day – The Future of Tigers is in our Hands
UN World Wildlife Day is the international celebration of the world’s beautiful and varied wild fauna and flora and also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people. The event is celebrated annually on March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973.
“This year the theme is ‘The future of wildlife is in our hands’ and the purpose is to spread awareness about the issues facing this planet’s wildlife,” explains TigerTime Manager, Vicky Flynn. “For TigerTime we’re adapting the theme to be tiger specific and highlighting the fact that while tiger numbers are infinitely capable of recovering they currently face the overwhelming challenges of the illegal wildlife trade, habitat loss and climate change. It is up to humans to change behaviours and support the survival of these iconic creatures – the future of wildlife, the future of tigers, is in OUR hands.”
For over 30 years, TigerTime’s parent charity – David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) – has been fighting to protect some of the world’s most endangered wildlife.
“We take a hands on approach to protecting key habitats and engaging with local communities to ensure understanding and empathy,” explains CEO, Sally Case. “And, at the same time, campaign on the international stage to ensure the laws that govern the trade in wildlife, offer as much protection as possible.”
For DSWF calling for an end to the ivory trade and a total ban on the trade in tiger parts is central to its work.
“We can all play our part in the survival of wildlife, whether it’s at grass roots level or on the world stage and being part of World Wildlife Day is a great way to show our solidarity with hundreds of other organizations and supporters who believe that together we can make a difference,” adds Sally Case.
You can support the event through social media by using the main hashtags #WWD2016 #InOurHands #WorldWildlifeDay – or by retweeting and sharing our World Wildlife Day posts on @TigerTimeNow and on Facebook at: TigerTime
There are many ways to get involved in protecting tigers from helping us to spread the word across social media to signing up to Ban The Tiger Trade to making a donation.
Please, if you can, be part of World WildLife Day and help us raise the issue of the plight of the tiger and the myriad animals and plants that the tiger’s presence protects.
Discover all the ways you can get involved and be part of the global movement to save wild tigers.