Submitted by Steve on 08:57, 3rd Mar, 2017 | 0

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.

At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.  Wildlife has an intrinsic value and contributes to the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic aspects of sustainable development and human well-being.

For these reasons, all member States, the United Nations system and other international organisations, as well as civil society, non-governmental organisations and individuals, are invited to observe and to get involved in this global celebration of wildlife. 

The secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), in collaboration with other relevant United Nations organisations, facilitates the implementation of World Wildlife Day.

Here in Guernsey at the GSPCA we rescue, help and rehabilitate between 1500 and 2000 wild animals and birds every year.

A year and one day ago we rescued Olivia the loggerhead turtle on the beach at Vazon which has been the biggest global story of a wild animal to be helped by the GSPCA in recent years.

Currently in our care we have over 80 hedgehogs, over 30 wild birds and we cannot forget Sami the grey seal pup who was rescued in Jersey in December.

In recent years we have helped king fishers to a dolphin, seals to turtles, hedgehogs to owls and many more.

At this time of year we often help oiled birds during times of bad weather when oil gets stirred to the surface and have 4 guillemots in our care for this reason.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "It's great to celebrate days like World Wildlife Day especially after a period that has been so hard and difficult for many wild animals and birds with the recent horrendous weather and conditions."

'We currently have over 100 wild animals and birds in our care including Sami the seal pup at the GSPCA, and with the weather the way its been we are sure many more will continue to arrive."

"It's amazing to think that just over a year ago Olivia the loggerhead turtle was rescued here in Guernsey and after months of care she was returned to the warm waters of the wild where she belongs."

"To care for these many sick and injured wild animals costs hundreds of pounds each day and for donating a little to becoming a monthly sponsor, volunteering to helping at our events there are many ways to support our work and these animals at the GSPCA."

"Thank you to everyone that has donated so far and we all hope that today on World Wildlife Day those animals out there are all safe and well."

To donate you can click the link below, call 257261, at the Shleter or why not help wildlife each month and to find out how please click here.

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The GSPCA are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the Guernsey Community Foundation Charity of the Year.

There are so many amazing organisations, groups and individuals and to recognise these there are a number of upcoming awards. Could you nominate the GSPCA, one of our team or another worthy individual or cause? Please visit the links below

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TURTLE APPEAL - Help fly Olivia the loggerhead turtle from Guernsey to Gran Canaria



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