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In celebration of #WorldWildLifeDay and our incredibly beautiful planet

In celebration of #WorldWildLifeDay and our incredibly beautiful planet
Source: Facebook/JeroenInc

Today it’s World WildLife Day! Join us in celebrating the beauty and diversity of the planet’s amazing wildlife.

#WorldWildLifeDay: celebrating breathtaking diversity and raising awareness

The UN World Wildlife Day was introduced in 1950 to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

Celebrating wildlife in all its splendour Tanzania is world renowned for its diverse and spectacular wildlife. A safari on the Serengeti is the holiday of a lifetime. Source: Facebook/BrightVibes

World Wildlife Day 2018 is celebrated under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat”

On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife. 

World Wildlife Day is celebrated in 2018 under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat"

Big cats are among the most widely recognised and admired animals across the globe. However, today these charismatic predators are facing many and varied threats, which are mostly caused by human activities. Overall, their populations are declining at a disturbing rate due to loss of habitat and prey, conflicts with people, poaching and illegal trade. 

For example, tiger populations plummeted by 95% over the past 100 years and African lion populations dropped by 40% in just 20 years. 

But a range of measures are underway to arrest this decline.In an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible, the expanded definition of big cats is being used, which includes not only lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar — the 4 largest wild cats that can roar – but also cheetah, snow leopard, puma, clouded leopard, etc. 

Big cat species are found in Africa, Asia, and North, Central and South America, representing a virtually global distribution, and representations of big cats, such as for car logos, by sporting clubs and the fashion industry, are used globally.

Over the past century we have been losing big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, at an alarming rate. 

World Wildlife Day 2018 gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about their plight and to galvanise support for the many global and national actions that are underway to save these iconic species. Through World Wildlife Day big cats will generate the level of attention they all deserve to be sure they are with us for generations to come. 

Source: WildlifeDay.org 

(Below: a selection of photographs of Tanzanian wildlife, by JeroenInc)

Everybody needs to take a stand and protect our vulnerable wildlife.
Tanzania is famous for its diverse wildlife Everybody needs to take a stand and protect our vulnerable wildlife. Source: Facebook/Jeroeninc
A warthog takes a mud bath to cool down on a hot day in Tanzania.
Happy as a pig in… A warthog takes a mud bath to cool down on a hot day in Tanzania. Source: Facebook/Jeroeninc
Over the past century we have been losing big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, at an alarming rate. World Wildlife Day 2018 gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about their plight and to galvanize support for the many global and national actions that are underway to save these iconic species. Through World Wildlife Day big cats will generate the level of attention they all deserve to be sure they are with us for generations to come.
World Wildlife Day is celebrated in 2018 under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat Over the past century we have been losing big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, at an alarming rate. World Wildlife Day 2018 gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about their plight and to galvanize support for the many global and national actions that are underway to save these iconic species. Through World Wildlife Day big cats will generate the level of attention they all deserve to be sure they are with us for generations to come. Source: Facebook/Jeroeninc
Elephant populations continue to fall due to illegal killing and other human activities, while seizures of large-scale illegal ivory shipments were at record highs in 2016.
Lest we forget… Elephant populations continue to fall due to illegal killing and other human activities, while seizures of large-scale illegal ivory shipments were at record highs in 2016. Source: Facebook/Jeroeninc
representing a virtually global distribution, and representations of big cats, such as for car logos, by sporting clubs and the fashion industry, are used globally.
Well spotted… Big Cat species are found in Africa, Asia, and North, Central and South America… representing a virtually global distribution, and representations of big cats, such as for car logos, by sporting clubs and the fashion industry, are used globally. Source: Facebook/Jeroeninc

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