In Our Hands is the tag line for World Wildlife Day.
Or rather, the hashtag.
The full tagline for 2016 is “the future of wildlife is in our hands”.
World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2016 under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” African and Asian elephants will be a main focus of the Day under the theme “The future of elephants is in our hands”. Countries around the world are encouraged to highlight species of wild animals and plants from their own countries, adapting the global theme to suit.
So I created this illustration to help celebrate the day.
These guys are not listed as Endangered but as Least Concern. However, there are some groups trying to get them in the endangered species list. Regardless, they certainly belong in – and along with polar bears are almost the epitome of, Canada. Well, they and beavers but beavers are most certainly not endangered. Sadly, our national animal is even considered a pest in some provinces. Go figure.
Anyway, World Wildlife Day. Anyone and everyone can help. Yes, that means you as well.
Need of a little inspiration? The World Wildlife Day website has some great examples of what you can do, both on World Wildlife Day and all the other days of the year: How to get involved.
The animals we share this planet with, will be most grateful for your help. And so will be our children’s children and their children too.
Happy World Wildlife Day!
PS: Here’s the list of wildlife species at risk from the Government of Canada. It is a long, long list and it breaks my heart that it is so.