Events

Annual Conservation Days

FEBRUARY

World Wetlands Day
February 2
World Wetlands Day (WWD) marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and made an encouraging beginning. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits.
http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/

APRIL

Earth Day
April 22
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
http://www.earthday.org/

MAY

Endangered Species Day
May 16
Endangered Species Day highlights the plight of many at-risk and critically endangered species of wild animals, and highlights ways in which we can alter our behavior in small ways on a daily basis in order to help to protect and save these creatures.
http://www.endangered.org/campaigns/endangered-species-day/

The International Day for Biological Diversity
May 22
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
2015 Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
https://www.cbd.int/idb/

International Migratory Bird Day
May 9
International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the incredible journeys of migratory birds between their breeding grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central, and South America. The event, which takes place on the second Saturday in May each year, encourages bird conservation and increases awareness of birds through hikes, bird watching, information about birds and migration, public events, and a variety of other education programs. Join us in the celebration!
http://migratorybirdday.org/

JUNE

World Environment Day
June 5
Every 5th of June is a day used by the United Nations to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action.
http://unep.org/wed/

World Ocean Day
June 8
Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the World Ocean Day is an opportunity each year to celebrate our world’s ocean and our personal connection to the sea. Whether you live inland or on the coast, we are all connected to the ocean. Take the time to organize or participate in activities that celebrate our world’s ocean. http://www.worldoceansday.org/

SEPTEMBER

World Rhino Day
September 22
Visit www.worldrhinoday.org