Important Days

 
  • World Wetlands Day February 2, 2016

    World Wetlands Day February 2, 2016

    On February, 2nd, we celebrate World Wetlands Day! The wetlands of today are essential for human health and prosperity, and the benefits they provide have enormous economic and social value. […]

     
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  • World Wildlife Day 2015

    World Wildlife Day 2015

    On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. The date is the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973, which plays an important role in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the species’ survival.

     
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  • World Wetlands Day 2015

    World Wetlands Day 2015

    World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997. World Wetlands Day 2015 theme is: Wetlands for Our Future – Join us!

     
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  • World Food Day

    World Food Day

    World Food Day (WFD) is a day of action against hunger and was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1979. The date chosen – 16 October – is the anniversary of FAO’s founding in 1945.

     
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  • The World Day to Combat Desertification

    The World Day to Combat Desertification

    The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. The World Day to Combat Desertification is a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification can be effectively tackled, that solutions are possible.

     
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  • World Oceans Day

    World Oceans Day

    The concept for a “World Ocean Day” was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the UN as June 8th each year. The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Ocean Sustainability”.

     
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  • World Environment Day

    World Environment Day

    World Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 on the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. Since then it is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme.

     
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  • International Day for Biological Diversity

    International Day for Biological Diversity

    Tomorrow will be The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May 2014 is “Island Biodiversity”.

     
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  • World Migratory Bird Day

    World Migratory Bird Day

    World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is a two-day event annually held on the second weekend of May to highlight the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. The first World Migratory Bird Day was launched on the weekend of April 8–9, 2006.

     
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  • Earth Day

    Earth Day

    The first Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.

     
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