World Wildlife Day 2021 - NIKIN EU

World Wildlife Day 2021

Wildlife, it ensures biodiversity on our planet and is essential for a balanced ecosystem - that's why World Wildlife Day draws attention to its importance.

Wildlife ensures biodiversity on our planet and is essential for a balanced ecosystem - that's why World Wildlife Day draws attention to its importance.

World Wildlife Day 2021

For over four years, NIKIN has been planting trees all over the world and wherever they are needed most. About 1.There are 1 million trees so far that are making our planet just a little bit greener and better. Tree by Tree – every tree counts.

Of course, trees have a positive effect on the environment and the climate, they clean the air we breathe and produce the oxygen that is vital for us. Trees and other plants are important suppliers of raw materials and food that need to be protected and preserved. Because trees are not only important for us humans, but even more important for the wild animals that live in and from the forest. If the forest disappears, endangered animal species that cannot survive without the forest also disappear. For this reason, it will take place on the 3rd. March 2021 World Wildlife Day or Species Conservation Day, which draws attention to the importance of the diversity of plants and animals in the world.

What is World Wildlife Day?

The 3rd has been in effect since 2013. March, the day on which the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) of 1973 was made, is officially recognized by the UN as the International Day for the Conservation of Wild Fauna and Flora. World Wildlife Day is the most important annual and global day dedicated to wildlife.

This year's World Wildlife Day runs under the theme “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustainability for People and the Environment” as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide, especially indigenous and local communities with historical ties to forested and near-forest areas. This is in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15 and their far-reaching commitments to combat poverty, ensure sustainable use of resources and preserve habitat.

Globally, between 200 and 350 million people live within or adjacent to forested areas and rely on the diverse ecosystem services of forests and forest species to support their livelihoods and meet their most basic needs such as food, shelter, energy and medicine.

Indigenous peoples and local communities are at the forefront of the symbiotic relationship between people and forests, forest-dwelling wildlife species and the ecosystem services they provide. About 28% of the world's land area is currently managed by indigenous peoples, including some of the most ecologically intact forests on the planet. These areas are not only central to their economic and personal well-being, but also to their cultural identity.

Forests, forest species and the livelihoods that depend on them are currently at the intersection of several global crises we are currently facing, from climate change to biodiversity loss to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID -19 pandemic.

On the 3rd March 2021, World Wildlife Day celebrates forest-based livelihoods and seeks to promote models and practices for managing forests and forest-dwelling wildlife that support both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests, forest-dwelling wildlife species and the ecosystems that support them preserve, consider and promote the value of traditional practices and knowledge that help build a more sustainable relationship with these important natural systems.

The Orca Project with OneTreePlanted

By planting trees, we not only help the forest and the animals and people living in it, because the chain goes much further. That's why we support the Orca Project of our partner OneTreePlanted - and are committed to preserving wildlife. You can help too!

Orca Project

The critically endangered southern orca has lived in the Pacific between Northern California and British Columbia for thousands of years. In their annual migration from north to south and back again, orcas rely on West Coast Chinook salmon, which make up nearly 80% of their diet. However, salmon stocks are declining sharply due to habitat loss and increasing pollution - which ultimately impacts the orcas downstream. Planting trees along rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest restores habitat for the endangered orca. Trees help reduce pollution and improve the health and numbers of salmon, which are vital to the orca.

Wildlife in Switzerland

We also have wild animals that are partly threatened. Wild animals usually live in the wild, i.e. in the wild. However, due to settlement growth or the development of additional agricultural land, this area is becoming increasingly smaller. Therefore, animals also move into settlement areas to find a habitat. They share many habitats with us, but – unlike domestic and farm animals – they look after themselves and are not domesticated. They live independently of humans, but not uninfluenced. Wolves, foxes, bears and lynxes are just a few of those that have been returning to populated regions in recent years. Their protection is very important and yet compromises always have to be found - coexistence between humans and wild animals poses major challenges.

Wildlife Switzerland

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