Football Teams Remove Animals from Logos

Football fans may have noticed a change in team badges on social media today. Let us find out why.

Football Teams Remove Animals from Badges to Raise Awareness for World Wildlife Day

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In support of World Wildlife Day, many clubs are removing animals from their crests to raise awareness about the plight of wildlife across the world. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hull City, Aston Villa, and West Bromwich Albion are among the clubs taking part in the initiative.

Some teams might have no animals in the logo but are nicknamed after them, such as Inter Milan (The Big GrassSnake - Il Biscione).

World Wildlife Day, an international day to celebrate all the world’s wild animals and plants, falls on March 3 each year. The United Nations first launched the day in 1973, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). In support of the cause, the World Wildlife Fund is also removing its iconic panda from its logo.

via Bank of Creativity

According to Felicity Glennie Holmes, the executive director of communications and marketing at WWF International, human activity has resulted in wildlife populations plummeting by an average of 68% in less than 50 years. “With every part of nature that we extinguish, we lose another important link to human and planetary health,” she said.

The initiative by football clubs and organizations to remove animals from their badges raises awareness about the importance of preserving wildlife and biodiversity. It highlights the need for action to protect and conserve the natural world for the benefit of all living beings.

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