Today is World Wildlife Day.
"World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts." [UN.org]
The theme for 2017 is "Listen to the young voices".
This theme for the 2017 UN World Wildlife Day is aimed at engaging and empowering the youth "[it is]... a new opportunity to provide incentives to the youth to tackle conservation issues. It is also an opportunity for them to engage with one another and together forge an inspired path to a better world." [UN.org]