Tomorrow, March 3, is World Wildlife Day. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, the purpose of World Wildlife Day is to build awareness of and develop solutions to threats to wildlife at the local and global levels. This year, the theme is: “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.”
Awareness of the plight of the elephant is much higher today than a year ago. But the poaching crisis continues. Check this site tomorrow to see who the winners are in the International Elephant Film Festival. Also, WildAid has declared 2016 “The Year of the Elephant” to continue the increase in awareness with the hope that 2016 will be the first year in a while that more elephants are born than killed, a key goal in stopping the path to extinction. Join the Herd is a communications effort sponsored by WildAid toward that goal. Do your part by joining the herd (it’s free and fun) and by supporting those organizations that are making a true difference.
And remember, all this will work only if we make every day about holding the future of elephants in our hands.