As the world struggles with climate change and COVID-19, take a minute to learn more about this United Nations effort to spotlight the importance of forests.

Victoria A.F. Camron, Digital content specialist

March 1, 2021

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In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 3 as World Wildlife Day to raise awareness of the wild animals and plants that inhabit our planet.

This year's theme, Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet, highlights the relationship between forest ecosystems and the hundreds of millions of people who depend on the forests for their basic needs and livelihoods.

In addition, 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity—plants, animals, fungi and bacteria—lives in forests. Among the different types of forests is the tropical rainforest, the most biologically diverse and complex forests we have, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

It's unlikely you'll hike into the woods for a tea party with some squirrels and rabbits on March 3, but you can learn more about World Wildlife Day and ways to support these ecosystems and communities.

About the Author(s)

Victoria A.F. Camron

Digital content specialist, New Hope Network

Victoria A.F. Camron was a freelance writer and editor contracted with New Hope Network from 2015 until April 2022, when she was hired as New Hope Network's digital content specialist—otherwise known as the web editor.

As she continues the work she has done for years—covering the natural products industry for and Natural Foods Merchandiser; writing up earnings calls and other corporate news; and curating roundups of trends and information for the website—she is thrilled to be an official part of the New Hope team. (She doesn't mind having paid holidays and vacations again, though!) Victoria also compiled and edited newsletters, and served as interim content director for Delicious Living in 2016.

Before working as a freelancer, she spent 17 years in community newspapers in Longmont, Colorado, and St. Charles and Wheaton, Illinois. Victoria is a Colorado native and a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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