'World Wildlife Day' to highlight developing partnerships for conservation.

ISLAMABAD -- International wildlife day will be celebrated across the world to highlight the developing partnerships for conservation.

The day is celebrated every 3rd of March. The said date was selected on the occasion of the foundation anniversary of the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), ratified in 1973.

The Convention since its inception had focused on preventing illicit trade and conservation of wild life. It has sought to build partnerships and reconcile differences between the groups that are guided and governed by its regulations.

World Wildlife Day 2023 acknowledges the significant contribution CITES has made to sustainability, wildlife and biodiversity conservation and how this contribution has been enhanced by the bridge-building and partnership work done within the CITES framework.

It also recognized the efforts made by the CITES to partner and collaborate with other conventions, UN agencies and other organizations to achieve UN goals, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2020 Framework on Biodiversity.

The UN agencies, private sector, philanthropic organizations, and non-governmental organizations were mobilized, working on the subject to ensure...

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