WORLD WILDLIFE DAY
MARCH 3 is World Wildlife Day!
World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2018 under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat”.
Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe. However, today these charismatic predators are facing many and varied threats, which are mostly caused by human activities. Overall, their populations are declining at a disturbing rate due to loss of habitat and prey, conflicts with people, poaching and illegal trade. For example, tiger populations plummeted by 95% over the past 100 years and African lion populations dropped by 40% in just 20 years. But a range of measures are underway to arrest this decline.
In line with this, we will also celebrate the biodiversity of wildlife in the province of Palawan, in appreciation of the endemic species that we have here, protected under Republic Act 9147 and PCSD Administrative Order 12.
On March 3 we will be celebrating World Wildlife Day, as part of the celebration the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and its staff, together with its partners, will be conducting different activities for the whole month of March to celebrate the same.
- Forestry and Wildlife Law Enforcement Training for DENR Palawanwith Protect Wildlife a USAID-funded project
- Launch of the Philippine Pangolin Research Studywith Protect Wildlife a USAID-funded project
- Kiddie Wildlife Summitwith Provincial Government of Palawan, Department of Education – Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, JCI Peacock, and Roxas Pride Campaign
- Wildlife photo exhibitat Robinsons Place Palawan
- Wildlife photo exhibitat Palawan State University
- Continued wildlife and environmental law enforcement trainings and IEC activities
You may visit www.worldwildlifeday.org to see the global events and activities dedicated to the celebration of the World Wildlife Day 2018.
If you have any information regarding illegal poaching and trading of wildlife as well as destruction of habitats, you can contact the PCSD Enforcement Hotline at:
0935 116 2336 (GLOBE/ TM)
0948 937 2200 (SMART/ TALK AND TEXT)