World Environment Day

World Environment Day was established in 1974 to lift awareness and action on the environment, addressing issues such as marine pollution, excessive land clearing, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Celebrated in more than 143 countries, the...

International Day for Biological Diversity

Biological diversity refers to the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms, the genetic differences within each species, and the variety of ecosystems (lakes, forest, deserts, agricultural landscapes) that host multiple kinds of interactions among their...

World Bee Day

World Bee Day seeks to lift awareness of the importance of pollinators. Increasingly under threat from human activity, bees contribute significantly to sustainable development, food security and to conserving biodiversity. The date coincides with the birthday of Anton...

World Migratory Bird Day

The first World Migratory Bird Day in 2006 was to counter some of the negative publicity migratory birds were receiving at the peak of the Avian Influenza discussion. Themes in subsequent years included: the plight of migratory birds due to global warming (2007)...