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January 18 Maintenance Day World Day of Sea Mammals Protection is being celebrated on February 19 of each year. This is a day of protection of all sea mammals and other living organisms of seas and oceans.
January 29 Day to Mobilize Anti-Nuclear Threat Effort In the early 1980s the specter of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union began to haunt the public consciousness more forcefully than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. This day is set aside for the anti-nuclear movement.
February 2 World Wetlands Day There are people all over the world working for wetlands. On World Wetlands Day, celebrated on February 2 each year, these people collectively stand up and proclaim the benefits of wetlands. (click here for more information)
February 19 World Day of Sea Mammals Protection World Day of Sea Mammals Protection is being celebrated on February 19 of each year. This is a day of protection of all sea mammals and other living organisms of seas and oceans.
This day has been celebrated since 1986, when the International Whaling Commission has introduced ban on commercial whaling after ruthless whale hunting lasted for 200 years. This ban is still in force and means that hunting of large whales as well as trade of whale meat is prohibited worldwide. Every year at that day various environmental groups carry out activities for protection of whales and other sea mammals. Often they join their efforts and dedicate that day to protection of this unique species which is under the threat of destruction. (click here for additional information)
March 14 International Day of Actions agains Dams, Rivers, Water & Life The International Day of Action for Rivers ( former titel International Day against Dams, for Rivers, Water, and Life) was inspired and mandated by the participants of the First International Meeting of People Affected by Dams that took place in March, 1997 in Curitiba, Brazil. (click here for additional information)
March 16-20 USA Fix A Leak Week Every Drop Counts WaterSense developed this program in 2009 to help conserve water in the home by fixing a simple leak around the house. (Click here for additional information)
March 22 World Water Day The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. (click here for additional information)
March 23 World Meteorological Day This Day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the Organization. Subsequently, in 1951, WMO was designated a specialized agency of the United Nations System. (click here for additional information)
APRIL 1 International Birds Day The history of the date began in 1906 when the International Convention for the Protection of Birds was signed. increase awareness of birds and their conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere. (click here for additional information)
April 7 World Healthcare Day Each year on April 7th, the world celebrates World Health Day. On this day around the globe, thousands of events mark the importance of health for productive and happy lives. (click here for additional information)
April 19-24 March of Parks March For Parks is an event held annually as an initiative to celebrate and conserve local, state, regional and national parks. March For Parks is an excellent way to get your community involved in supporting the mission of the parks and introduces parks to new audiences. (click here for additional information)
April 22 Earthday Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been an important day ever since. It's a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy. (click here for additional information)
MAY 9 Europe Day In 1950 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, hence, May 9 is commemorated as EU establishment idea anniversary. A commencement is an agreement on European Coal and Steel Union of 1951 - the first "Six" that was established back in 1951 today is a union of 27 states.
May 15 International Climate Day http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org/ http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org/
May 22 International Biodiversity Day The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. (click here for additional information)
May 31 World No Tobacco Day World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. The member states of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. It draws global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to its negative health effects.
JUNE 1 International Day for Child Protection International Children's Day was declared in November 1949 based on a decision by the Session of International Democratic Federation of Women. The first International Children's Day was commemorated in 1950. This is a day of noisy children games and festivities as well as a reminder to a community of an importance to protect and respect children rights as a required prerequisite for establishment of a humane, fair and prosperous community.
June 5 World Environmental Day World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
June 8 World Oceans Day World Ocean Day began on 8 June 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. World Ocean Day is an opportunity every year to honor the world's ocean that connects us all, celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as seafood, as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value. The ocean also provides sea-lanes for international trade. Global pollution and over-consumption of fish have resulted in drastically dwindling population of the majority of species. (click here for additional information)
June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought On this World Day, let us strive to address desertification and climate change in a synergetic fashion, as part of an integrated approach to achieving sustainable development for all. World Day to Combat Desertification has been celebrated all around the world.
August 6 Day of Action to Ban Nuclear Weapons International Day of Action Against Nuclear Weapons.
September 16 Ozone Layer Protection Day IN 1987, representatives from 24 nations met in Montreal to announce to the world that the time had come to stop destroying the ozone layer. The decision by nations to commit themselves to rid the world of substances that threaten the ozone would be known as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Today, 184 countries have ratified the Protocol.The ozone layer acts like a giant umbrella over the Earth and protects us from the sun's ultraviolet radiation.
SEPTEMBER 26 World Maritime Day World Sea Day has been celebrated since 1978 by the decision of 10th session of International Maritime Organization's Assembly. Its aim is to attract attention of public, governmental and private sectors to the problem of conservation of seas and their bioresources. (click here for additional information)
OCTOBER 4 Animal Protection Day It all began in 1926 when on 4th of October Europeans celebrated 700 years since the day of the death of Francisk Asiz - great Christian Saints. He was one of the first christians of the mideavel period who refused to blame nature for its evil force. Francisk Asiz dared to call animals - dumb animals. Legend tells that he had a gift to communicate with wild animals and they never harmed him. They even obeyed and protected him. And Francisk called people not to harm animals. Animal Protection Day is established in order to increase public awareness in the issues of necessity of protection of the environment and animals.
OCTOBER 6 Natural Habitat Protection Day In 1985 in accordance with the recommendations of Committee for Habitat the UN General Assembly declared World Habitat Day. In 1986 commemoration of the Day at first time coincided with the X anniversary of the first UN International Conference on Habitat (Vancouver, Canada 1976). ( click here for additional information)
November 15 America Recycles Day Recycling helps protect our resources, our environment, our quality of life. November 15th in the US is set aside for recycling. (click here for additional information)
November 29 Day of Establishment of the World Nature Conservation Society http://www.wcs.org/
OCTOBER 11, Natural Disaster Mitigation Day In 2000 the UN General Assembly decreed to continue conduction of Natural Disaster Mitigation Day in October as an instrument promoting formation of global culture on disaster mitigation, including prevention from natural disasters, reduction of their effects and securing readiness for action.
DECEMBER 3, Day Against Pesticides On 3rd of December, 1984 catastrophe happened on the pesticides plant in Bhopali (India). According to the data of the World Health Organisation (WHO) annually over 2 million cases are registered of poisoning caused by pesticides, especially among those working with pesticides. (click here for additional information)
DECEMBER 11, International Mountain Day It was the UN General Assembly who designated 11 December, from 2003 onwards, as ‘International Mountain Day'. This decision results from the success of the UN International Year of Mountains in 2002, which increased global awareness of the importance of mountains. Every year, International Mountain Day is observed with a different theme relevant to sustainable mountain development. (click here for additional information)