Today is World Wildlife Day

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  1. bernjb56

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    On March 3rd, 1973 the United Nations General Assembly took a stand to protect Endangered Species throughout the world. Whether plant or animal, the importance of these species in every area of human life, from culinary to medical, could not be understated. At this time hundreds of endangered species were being threatened every year, and extinction was at a staggeringly high rate. CITES was put into place (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) to ensure that the world did not continue to hemorrhage species that would never be seen from again.

    On December 20th, 2013 another step was taken to help spread awareness of the fragility of endangered species in the world. At its 68th session, the UN declared that each year World Wildlife Day would be dedicated to a new purpose and idea to help keep people abreast of the changing nature of our world, and the treasures we stand to lose from the animal and plant kingdom if we don’t take care.

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  2. When I was in Uganda we went to a place named Chobe.
    This is where the Nice runs down through Murchinson falls if you have seen Africa Queen where Audrey and Dirk go down this waterfall and then the real falls you will see it could never happen.
    However we parked, docked, beached our boat and set off up the falls, I almost got my foot on dry land when this huge croc rose up and ran into the river. There were hippos all over the place but above a massive tusker came out the Bush stood there swaying his head and trumpeting then took a huge trunk full of water spayed all over and went back to the Bush that is when the giraffe, zebra gazelle and antelopes all ca.e to that one area to drink. It was absolute magic.
    Then at night at dusk you could hear the lions and the bats left an old building pouring out like brown water
    An experience I would not have missed for the world.
    These wild life days still allow for this spectacle to still take place today.
     
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