World Wildlife Day (WWD) is celebrated on 3rd March annually since its proclamation during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly. It is on this day in 1973 that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted with Kenya
becoming a signatory in 1992.
The Day is marked to create awareness of the status of the world’s wild flora and fauna. The Convection requires State parties to regulate the international trade of flora and fauna species to ensure their survival.