Making the Most of #WorldWildlifeDay

Video Hangouts
Thanks @AbhishekKBehl @martinhatchuel @rjpayne @RondaJGreen @WildlifeDay @Th

How to make the most of World Wildlife Day on the Social Web, aka Surf, Stream and Share

Ask questions that matter to you … and share what you learn
Read the posts on Twitter tagged #WorldWildlifeDay
Watch and ask questions during a real-time hangout
Curate a Wildlife Flipboard or Storify feature
Curate a YouTube wildlife playlist
Wiki (edit the Wikipedia or another wiki)
Recommend wildlife experts to follow on Twitter
Recommend wildlife videos to watch on Vimeo and YouTube

Some background

World Wildlife Day takes place each year on March 3 and focuses global attention on biodiversity and wildlife. In 2015 there will be a record number of live video panels showcasing current efforts of conservation and countering wildlife crime. The Planeta Wiki digs deep and shows how to make the most of World Wildlife Day on the Social Web and where to find information about World Wildlife Day.

Some history. World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd, the date that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973. The goal of World Wildlife Day is to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora; recall the privileged interactions between wildlife and populations across the globe; and raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.


The number one reason that mires our appreciation and conservation of wildlife is simply is a gap in our communication. What’s being done is mostly unsaid. Expert panels are unknown by the public. Do your friends and family know ….

What is the IUCN Red List?
What is the IUCN Green List?
What is CITES?
What wildlife conservation issues are on the agenda at July’s 39th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee?

What were the outcomes of last year’s World Parks Congress?

Take a step back and reflect … 
What are the questions we should be asking about wildlife?
What are the questions we should be asking about wildlife crime?

Live Video Conversations and Hangouts

For World Wildlife Day — March 3 — hosts two live Google+ hangouts. Please let Ron Mader know if you would like to appear on camera. Otherwise, questions are welcome before and during the hangout via the Q&A app. Relevant links are also welcome and may be recycled on the Planeta Wiki.

March 2, World Wildlife Day Hangout, 430pm Las Vegas = 630pm Mexico, 730pm NYC, 6am (next day) Mumbai, 130pm (next day) Auckland, 1130am (next day) Sydney

March 3, World Wildlife Day Hangout, 830am Las Vegas = 1030am Mexico, 1130am NYC, 430pm London, 530pm Kiruna, 630pm Cape Town, 10pm Mumbai

Where to find information about World Wildlife Day
Hashtags: #WorldWildlifeDay

March 3 is World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay @WildlifeDay (attribution-sharealike license)

March 3 Hashtags: #SeriousAboutWildlifeCrime #WorldWildlifeDay @WildlifeDay

#WorldWildlifeDay Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 7.20.04 AM

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