Watch the first-ever virtual World Wildlife Day event, on 3 March

Updated on 28 October 2022

The CITES Secretariat, the United Nations Development Programme, Jackson Wild and other partner organizations are holding a virtual event on 3 March to mark the 2021 World Wildlife Day.

The event will be broadcast live on YouTube on 3 March, starting at 14h CET (8h EST), and will be accessible to the public without registration on the link below:

Under the theme of “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”, we will be bringing together representatives of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, UN member States, UN System organizations and multilateral environmental agreements, civil society, and the private sector for a series of discussions on the experiences and knowledge of communities whose livelihoods rely on forests and wildlife, and who have a long history of managing and sustainably using forest ecosystems.

There will be opening remarks by H. E. Mr. Federico Tenorio Calderón, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru, and H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

You can find and download the full agenda and list of speakers here.