Centralparks is inviting you to celebrate World Wildlife Day! On 3rd of March 1973 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed. To commemorate the beginning of this important convention, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the 3rd of March as the World Wildlife Day. Now we celebrate it to raise awareness of the amazing wild animals and plants that are so precious. This year’s theme for the celebration is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”.
Forests and local communities
This year´s World Wildlife Day celebrates the forest-based livelihoods. This theme promotes forest and forest wildlife management models and practices that accommodate both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests, forest-dwelling species of wild fauna and flora and the ecosystems they sustain. And Centralpark project does exactly that!
Human activity has greatly reduced the area of old-growth forest in Europe, with some of the largest remaining fragments located in the Carpathian Mountains. Centralparks project partners understand that key to successful forest conservation anywhere in the world is the involvement of local communities. Therefore, we are continuously working on improving managing capacities of local authorities and their communication with communities in order to reconcile nature conservation and local socio-economic development in the Carpathians. With the tools provided by the project, locals will be able to care for their nature better.
There will be plenty of online events today. Tune in and participate in the World Wildlife Day to learn more about forests and their importance to people’s lives all over the world.