March 3 has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as a time to honor the flora and fauna our beautiful planet holds, from the lowly insect to the great redwood. The date symbolically represents the founding of CITES,
the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Fauna and Flora, created by the U.N. to address the growing peril many
plants and animals face as the climate changes, humans encroach and pollution smothers.