March 3 is celebrated worldwide as the World Wildlife Day: On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.
World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2017 under the theme “Listen to the Young Voices.” Given that almost one quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24, vigorous efforts need to be made to encourage young people, as the future leaders and decision makers of the world, to act at both local and global levels to protect endangered wildlife.
Yerevan marks this day with “Caucasian Leopard – the King of Armenian Mountains” exhibition in “Yeritasardakan” Station of Metro organized by the WWF-Armenia, with the support of the Karen Demirchyan Yerevan Metro CJSC. The exhibition aims to raise awareness on the Caucasian leopard. The photos, which are on display, present the main natural habitats of the Caucasian leopard, as well as some conservation measures.
16:01 March 03, 2017