World Wildlife Day

Start time March 03, 2018 08:00
Finished Time March 03, 2018 04:00
Address Ghana Wildlife Society, Ridge, Accra

World Wildlife Day is a United Nations official event, celebrated on March 3 every year. The day was declared out of
the concern that wildlife crime was having negative economic, environmental and social impact worldwide. Globally, World Wildlife Day is celebrated to raise public awareness on endangered wildlife species and illegal trade in wildlife species. To mark the 2018 edition of the WWD, GWS collaborated with WABiCC, ARocha Ghana and the Wildlife Division. GWS started a paper-recycling project with the Gag Blessed Home School. The project sought to recycle used toilet-roll holders into pencil/pen cases and holders for sale to schoolmates, teachers, parents and family friends. The used toilet-roll holders were collected from homes and school washrooms. This project aimed at
generating funds to sustain the activities (excursions, refreshments etc.) of the school Club. The Club has 85 members and 2 Club coordinators. The event brought together 150 WCA members to educate and raise awareness on the theme “Big Cats-Predators under Threats”. A presentation and quiz competition were organised for five schools in the Greater Accra Region. Gag Blessed Home School emerged winners, St. Martin de Porres came out second and Transform Child School placed third. Awards were presented to schools together with medals to the participants in the quiz.