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World Wildlife Day is dedicated to Big Cats: Predators under threat

The United Nations released the official public service announcement for the United Nations’ Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This one-minute fifty-seconds video mirrors the theme of this year’s celebration, “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat”.

The video shows stunning footage of lions, jaguars, snow leopards, tigers and other cat species in stunning wild landscapes across Africa, Latin America, and Asia as well as the efforts to save these majestic species on the ground.

Cristian Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation said, “The threats facing big cat species found across the globe must be curtailed with strategic and coordinated efforts. The focus on big cats this World Wildlife Day will help raise awareness and spark support for actions to save these majestic species including, lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, snow leopards and others. We are honored to partner with the United Nations with the release of the World Wildlife Day official video that highlights just how important these species are to what makes our planet astounding and wonderful.”

John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES, said: “The majestic big cats inspire us with their beauty, their speed, their strength, and their raw energy. But big cats face many threats to their survival in the wild. People have caused these threats to our big cats and people can also choose to resolve them. A crisis can still be averted, if we take action now! As the official facilitator for the global celebration of World Wildlife Day, we are most grateful to WCS for the generous support in the production of this powerful video.”


Today, on World Wildlife Day, do just one thing to help protect big cats.  Get to know the big cats and learn about the challenges they are facing and how you can help. Share what you learn with your friends and family.

Pounce here to check out the big cat fact sheets: Meet the big cats

Thank you for caring for all cats big and small.

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