Wildlife Day was declared in 1973 and has been celebrated over the years under different themes, this year on the 3rd of March we celebrate ‘’sustaining all life on earth”. Living things includes all plants and animals. Each species plays ecological, social, economic, cultural, genetic and recreational roles. Plants should be able to grow and reach their reproducing stage without any negative human interference. The same applies with animals which have to practice their freedoms throughout their life. Some of the animal freedoms include being able to express itself, freedom of having shelter and freedom from diseases and distress. In support of the Wildlife Day everyone is at least expected to play a role so that plant and animal species can survive to their fullest potential.
The continuous extortion of plants and animals for different uses has resulted in a quarter of the animal species being at risk of being extinct. Future generations may not have the privilege of appreciating beautiful bio diverse spaces as they would have been depleted. The worst thing is not taking any action, do nothing. The power of spreading awareness cannot be underestimated. It makes a difference when we share and educate others on environmental sustainable practices so that we tackle environmental issues collectively. The aim this Wildlife day is to reach people staying close to wild spaces as they directly impact plant and animal species.
In celebration of this special day enjoy and learn how we are sustaining all life at Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre. Choose from the full day Cats in Conservation tour which gives you an insight of our rehabilitation work, the informative Wild Ways tour that describes how different plant species are playing an economic, ecological and cultural role or the popular Wildcat experience tour that opens up a platform to discuss conservation issues surrounding wildlife.