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World Wildlife Day 2022
To celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s animals and plants, on 3rd March 2022 World Wildlife Day returns with the theme of ‘recovering key species for ecosystem restoration’. After more than two years of a different and changing world, we’ve come to value the gift of nature more than ever. The day draws attention to the most critically endangered wildlife and how to implement lasting solutions for conservation efforts.
‘According to data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Over 8,400 species of wild fauna and flora are critically endangered; While close to 30,000 more are understood to be endangered or vulnerable. Based on these estimates, it is suggested that over a million species are threatened with extinction.’
How you can take part in World Wildlife Day.
A virtual event is being held to celebrate World Wildlife Day which will bring together representatives of UN members to discuss the theme of this year. You can find out more news and updates at the wildlifeday.org website. You can also do your own research into endangered species, visit aquariums, botanical gardens and national parks that aim to provide species with a safe place to be protected and thrive. Donations can greatly help with research and reconstructing homes for displaced species. It may also be worth looking into the opportunity to volunteer your time to local charities or projects.
On World Wildlife Day, you could also consider:
- What is your impact on the environment? What small changes can you make to reduce CO2 emissions and waste.
- Look into the products that you buy. Where do they come from? Are they ethically sourced?
- Thinking about sponsoring an endangered animal.
- Help with planting native plants – many universities have gardens and spaces that a reserved for planting and maintaining species.
About World Land Trust.
World Land Trust (WLT) are one of Host’s nominated charities of the year.
WLT is an international conservation charity that protects the most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. Through a network of partner organisations around the world, WLT funds the creation of reserves; providing permanent protection for habitats and wildlife. Partnerships are developed with established and highly respected local organisations who engage support and commitment among the local community.
And the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day really echoes what WLT have seen over decades of conservation action.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
Moving in weekends have started across all our Host properties in the UK and Ireland. And we get it can be an anxious time so to help you settle in here are our top tips
Move in day can feel stressful, but the main thing is that once it’s over and you’re in your new room – the fun can begin. We have a look at what the day will be like for thousands of students across the UK and Ireland.