Resolution Conf. 16.1

World Wildlife Day

RECALLING the Plenipotentiary Conference, known as the ‘World Wildlife Conference’, hosted by the United States of America from 12 February to 2 March 1973, in Washington D.C., to conclude an International Convention on Trade in Certain Species of Wildlife in fulfilment of the recommendation contained in Resolution 99.3 of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, Sweden, June, 1972;

FURTHER RECALLING that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora was signed in Washington D.C. on 3 March 1973;

THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION

DECLARES 3 March, the date of adoption of CITES, of each year as World Wildlife Day;

INVITES the United Nations General Assembly to consider declaring 3 March, the date of adoption of CITES, of each year as World Wildlife Day; and

INVITES Parties, the CITES Secretariat, the United Nations Environment Programme and international organizations and non-governmental organizations with an interest in wildlife to facilitate cooperation and information exchange in support of 3 March as World Wildlife Day.

Number / Code: 
Conf. 16.1
COP meeting: 
Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties