Published on: March 3, 2022

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

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World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd of March since 2013

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BY – UNGA resolution  designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of World Wildlife Day.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY –

  • Provide opportunity to recognize the many beautiful and diverse species of wild fauna and flora
  • Promote awareness of the numerous advantages that their conservation brings to humans
  • Serves as a reminder of the critical need to ramp up efforts to combat wildlife crime and human-induced species extinction, both of which have far-reaching economic, environmental, and societal implications

2022 CELEBRATIONS

  • THEME – “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”
  • seek to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and to drive discussions towards imagining and implementing solutions to conserve them

THE HINDU QUIZ ON WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

  1. Why did the UN choose March 3 as the WWD?
  • Opportunity to recognize the many beautiful and diverse species of wild fauna and flora
  • Promote awareness of the numerous advantages that their conservation brings to humans
  • Serves as a reminder of the critical need to ramp up efforts to combat wildlife crime and human-induced species extinction, both of which have far-reaching economic, environmental, and societal implications

2 Sudan, who passed away in March 2018, was at the time of his death, one of only three living members of this endangered species and the last known male. Which subspecies was Sudan?

SUDAN WAS SPECIES OF NORTHERN WHITE RHINO

3 Thought to have become extinct around 66 million years ago, these species of fish were discovered living off the coast of South Africa in 1938. As a result, there are now two extant species that are rare and endangered. Name the ‘living fossil’.

COELACANTHS

4 What is the common name for the threatened species of flora called ‘Pterocarpus santalinus’ that is endemic to the southern Eastern Ghats mountain range of South India? RED SANDERS

5 What connects the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Spix’s Macaw, Splendid Poison Frog, Smooth Handfish, and Jalpa False Brook Salamander? ALL ARE EXTINCT

6 Found in the northern Gulf of California, this animal is the world’s rarest marine mammal and is on the edge of extinction. Name this critically endangered species. VAQUITA

7 According to the WWF, which is the most trafficked mammal in the world? PANGOLINS