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Young Naturalists on Conservation - World Wildlife Day 2017

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In 2013, the United Nations declared the 3rd of March World Wildlife Day, commemorating the date CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) was signed. Every year, millions of people across the planet celebrate Earth's flora and fauna, and help raise awareness of the natural world.

This year, the theme is 'Listen to the young voices'. The UN say that "vigorous efforts need to be made to encourage young people, as the future leaders and decision makers of the world, to act at both local and global levels to protect endangered wildlife", and this is the purpose of World Wildlife Day - to engage with young people, and to show the impact young people can have on decision-making regarding the natural world.

So, for World Wildlife Day 2017,I've decided to consult the inspiring and active community of young naturalists here in the UK for their views, and share them here in this post, to show how forward thinking young people can be when it co…