Sunday, 23 February 2014


On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day.

Logo Courtesy: CITES Secretariat

"Wildlife now has its own special day on the United Nations calendar. On the 3rd of March we will for the first time ever celebrate World Wildlife Day". said, John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES. CITES regulates international trade in over 35,000 species of plants and animals, including their products and derivatives, ensuring their survival in the wild with benefits for the livelihoods of local people and the global environment.
Indian Botanists Blog-o-Journal requests all individuals to observe and raise awareness of World Wildlife Day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with national priorities, as per the resolution of  United Nations General Assembly.
We invite students, research scholars, scientists, citizens across the nation to celebrate the first World Wildlife Day with us. Submit your photos, videos, essay, write-up, poems etc. on the theme-
"World Wildlife Day and Plants". 
We have lot of exciting prizes and gifts for you. You have the chance of winning prizes and gifts along with showcasing your talent.
You can submit your entries online available on our website or can also send through our e-mail
*Only citizens from India are eligible for prize and gifts

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