Saturday 3 March 2018 is World Wildlife Day.
The theme of this year’s UN World Wildlife Day is “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat,” highlighting .....
the pressing need for international, national and personal actions to ensure the survival of all big cat species.
UN World Wildlife Day 2018 will highlight the cheetah, clouded leopard, jaguar, leopard, lion, puma, snow leopard, and tiger. These predators are facing many and varied threats, primarily caused by human activities, including habitat loss, poaching, human-wildlife conflict and climate change.
UN World Wildlife Day 2018 is not only a fantastic day to raise awareness for big cats and the threats they face, but it is also a great opportunity for WAZA members to highlight the work they do to conserve and protect these iconic species.
WAZA would like to encourage our members to take part in the celebrations by raising awareness for big cats via social media. WAZA will start a Big Cat Tweet-off on Friday, 2 March with AZA, BIAZA, EAZA, CAZA, ZAA, PAAZA and others, and continue right through the weekend. WAZA would like to encourage our member associations, federations and institutions to take part in this fun social media event, by sharing images and information about the big cats in your collection, interesting facts about the threats they face in the wild and their conservation status, as well as how your organisation is working to conserve these big cat species.
WAZA has created a World Wildlife Day social media toolkit with relevant information about the day and links to resources, which may be helpful.