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As FDA, partners celebrate World Wildlife, Pangolin Day Tomorrow
An elaborate program commemorating World Wildlife and World pangolin Day is expected to be observed on tomorrow, Friday March 3, 2023 in Tubmanburg, Bomi County . The program which will be held under the theme: Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation takes place at the Conservation Hall of the Forestry Training Institute (FTI) and is expected to be graced by representatives from the Forestry Development Authority, key foriegn missions and a number of conservation partbers including the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) Humane Society International (HSI) USAID, US Forest Service, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, Wabilead, ELRECO, FTI among others.
February 18, 2023 of each year is observed as World Pangolin Day and the African Pangolin Working Group and many other pangolin advocates worldwide are not relenting in their concerted efforts to rescue these animals and safeguard their place in the ecosystem.
Pangolins are endangered animals and continue to suffer from illegal trade and exploitation. According to recent report an estimated one million of these wonderful animals have been, and continue to be, harvested from the wild in African and Asian countries to meet the high demands for their scale, skin, blood, and even fetuses that are believed to have several different uses both in fashion, traditional medicine, and cooking.”
Conservationists and animal lovers plan a global celebration of these precious scaly mammals.
March 3 of each year is internationally declared as World Wildlife Day and it’s a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world’s wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet.
This date was chosen as it is the birthday of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, signed in 1973. This World Wildlife Day is also a celebration of CITES as it turns 50. In recognition of the work CITES does and the collaborative work for conservation that is going on globally.