Forests, Forest Species and Ecosystems’ Key Role in Sustaining the Livelihoods of Hundreds of Millions of People, Particularly of Indigenous and Local Communities…


Illustration of animals and indigenous people among the branches of a forest.
Though World Wildlife Day is an annual celebration, wildlife conservation is an issue that needs attention and action every day. #DoOneThingToday to make a difference and help wildlife conservation. | PHOTO:World Wildlife Day/Gabe Wong

2 March 2021 (United Nations)* — World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2021 under the theme “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet“, as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forested and forest-adjacent areas.

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