World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2021 under the theme “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet“, as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forested and forest-adjacent areas.
Jackson Wild, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) just announced the finalists of the 2021 World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Forests.
This year was a record setting showcase with over 275 films entered from all over the world!
The event will be streamed live via YouTube using the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldWildlifeDay/live
Tip: to find out more information and pictures about the World Wildlife Day on different online platforms use the hashtags: #WWD2021 #WorldWildlifeDay #ForestsPeoplePlanet