United Nations World Wildlife Day 2016 (WWD2016) will be celebrated on 3 March under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”

In an effort to raise awareness of wildlife conservation  launches today a contest of poster designs that can be used to illustrate the theme of WWD2016.

The theme of WWD2016 is a call to all citizens around the world to play a role in protecting the amazing wild animals and plants who share the planet with us. Habitat loss, climate change and poaching are among the most alarming challenges faced by wildlife today. Poaching and trafficking of ivory is now the most serious immediate threat to African elephants. Around 100,000 African elephants are estimated to be slaughtered in 3 years to feed the demand for ivory. 
The key message the theme of WWD2016 tries to impart is that human beings hold the future of all wildlife in their hands. Failure to take actions now will have immediate, sometimes devastating, consequences to some species of animals and plants. The graphics should communicate this key message - “In Our Hands”. We, either as mankind in a collective sense, or as an individual, all have a role to play. Everyone can give a hand.  Everyone can help spread the words. Let’s all  say ‘No’ to illegal wildlife and their products. Together we can avert the crisis.
Who can enter CLICK HERE for more info.
Anyone of any age can enter this contest, and it is open to all people in all countries. Children below the age of 13 will need to have their parents’ permission, and will need to have their parents’ (or a legal guardian’s) help with their submissions.

Entries can be submitted to worldwildlifeday@gmail, but preferabbly via a cloud server such as Google Drive or Dropbox (please use for submissions done using Dropbox). 
Once selected, the winning designer must be able to work with the organizer to adapt the winning design into various formats.
The maximum size of the file to be uploaded should be no more than 10 MB. 
All entries will be judged using the same criteria: creativity, composition, theme and technique.
Contest prizes
Three winners will be provided free air tickets to attend the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP17) to be held from 24 September to 5 October 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa

Contest period
Contest Begins: 22 January 2016
Contest Ends: 3 March 2016.


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