MAR 03, 2015 9:14 AM PST

Today is World Wildlife Day

WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis
Wildlife is now firmly fixed on the United Nations calendar thanks to its own special day.

On the 3rd of March 2014 the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the global celebrations of the first World Wildlife Day and called for us to work for a future where people and wildlife coexist in harmony.

This year, countries, United Nations and international organizations, as well as citizen's groups from across the globe, have rallied around the theme ‘It's time to get serious about wildlife crime'.

Illegal wildlife trade is threatening the survival of some of our most charismatic species, as well as some plants and animals you may have never heard of. And it threatens people, their livelihoods, their safety and security.

(As reported from
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