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Some Important Dates Related to Environment
February 2 World Wetland Day  

On this day, in 1971, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was signed. Wetlands are a very important part of our biodiversity and it is essential to see that they are well protected.

February 27 International Polar Beer Day  

International Polar Bear Day is organized by Polar Bears International to raise awareness about the impact of global warming and reduced sea ice on polar bear populations. The day encourages people to find ways to reduce their carbon output, such as by minimum uses of non-renewable energy. The day has also been used to encourage the installation of energy efficient insulation in houses.

February 28 National Science Day  

On this day the role of science is highlighted in the protection of the environment.

March 3 World Wildlife Day  

The day is celebrated for the awareness of the World’s Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and to take personal action to ensure the survival of the wildlife. This day also reminds us of our responsibilities to our world and the life forms we share it with.

March 14 International Day of Action for Rivers  

It is a global event to celebrate our freshwater ecosystems and campaign for their conservation. It is a day to educate one another about the threats facing our rivers, and learn about better water and energy solutions

March 18 Global Recycling Day  

Global Recycling Day was first celebrated in 2018 to highlight the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.

March 20 World Sparrow Day  

It as a platform to underscore the need to conserve sparrows as well as the urban biodiversity.

March 21 World Forestry Day, World Planting Day, World Wood Day  

Activities such as the planting of trees and highlighting the urgency to increase the green cover are done on this day.

March 22 World Water & Sanitation Day  

This day is celebrated to conserve drinking water sources which are fast depleting. The world must wake up to the problem and begin conserving it.

March 23 World Meteorological Day, World Resources Day  

On this day, everyone is reminded that weather is an integral part of the environment.

April 7 World Health Day  

The day is celebrated to draw worldwide attention towards the importance of global health. The WHO (World Health Organization) organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme each year.

April 18 World Heritage Day  

This day is celebrated to raise the awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage, monuments, sites, the efforts required to protect and conserve it and to draw attention towards its vulnerability.

April 22 Earth Day  

In 1970 a group of people in the United States of America got together to draw the attention of the world to the problems being caused to the earth due to modernisation. Since then this day has been celebrated all over the world as Earth Day.

May 3 International Energy Day  

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY DAY is celebrated by The International Energy Agency (IEA) all over the world on 3 of May. IEA is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organization established in the framework of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).The day is celebrated in wake of the oil crisis for better conservation of energy and promotion of sustainable development worldwide.

May 11 National Technology Day  

This Day is observed across India to mark country’s technological advancements and to promote the development of technology in various fields.

May 14 Endemic Bird Day  

Endemic Bird Day is an annual event in India, a worldwide effort to document as many species as possible in a single 24-hour period.

May 22 World Biodiversity Day  

The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) is observed to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Every year it is celebrated with new theme which aims at awareness of positive and negative impacts on the current biodiversity.

May 23 World Turtle Day  

The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

May 31 Anti Tobacco Day  

The world is now aware of the problems faced by not only the smokers but also the people who inhale the smoke. This campaign is applicable to everyone at all times.

June 5 World Environment Day  

On this day, in 1972, the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment was held in Sweden. This is directed towards concerns for the increasing environmental problems all over the world.

June 8 World Ocean Day  

This Day is being observed every year on 8th June to raise global awareness of current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. The day also seeks to provide unique opportunity to honour, protect, and conserve the world’s oceans.

June 9 Coral Triangle Day  

This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the ocean conservation and protection, especially on the Coral Triangle Region comprising of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Solomon islands where about 5000 species of corals are found.

June 15 Global Wind Day  

This is a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems and to change the world.

June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought  

Its purpose is to raise awareness of increasing risks due to climate change, depletion of ground water and of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought.

July 1 – July 7 Van Mahotsav Saptah  

The festival aims at increasing the green cover of India. Over the years, the day has contributed in planting lakhs of trees in the entire country. Millions of saplings of diverse species have been planted with energetic participation of local people and various agencies like the forest department.

July 03 International Plastic Bag Free Day  

This day is a global initiative that aims to eliminate or radically reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in the world and to make society aware of the over-consumption of plastic bags and disposable products and work towards developing more responsible and more environmentally friendly habits.

July 11 World Population Day  

Human population has to be given special attention, as it is an ever-increasing problem especially in India.

July 26 International Mangrove Day  

The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2015 ,is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem" and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses.

July 29 International Tiger Day  

The day is celebrated every year to raise awareness for tiger conservation. The goal of observance of the day is to promote the protection and expansion of the wild tiger’s habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation.

August 10 World Lion Day  

It is essential for immediate action to protect and save the lions from future extinction. World Lion Day is at the forefront of highlighting the true plight of the wild lion populations in parts of Africa and Asia.

August 12 World Elephant Day  

It is a day to honor elephants, to spread awareness about the critical threats they are facing, and to support positive solutions that will help ensure their survival.

August 22 Honey Bee Awareness Day  

An official day to honour honey bees and beekeeping. This is an awareness day started by beekeepers in United States to build community awareness of the bee industry, through education and promotion.

September 15 World Cleanup Day  

World Cleanup Day (also known as WCD) is a global social action program aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, including the problem of marine debris.

September 16 World Ozone Day  

The United Nations declared this day as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in the atmosphere which protects all kinds of lives from harmful effects of UV-radiations.

September 18 World Water Monitoring Day  

Water Monitoring Day was established to encourage and educate people on how to monitor the use of the water in local area. Water pollution is a serious problem, and learning how to identify, take care of, and prevent it is more important with every passing year.

September 21 Zero Emissions Day (ZeDay)  

The ZeDay movement is extremely important when it comes to raising awareness for the enormous amount of fossil fuels our planet uses on a day-to-day basis. This specific day was chosen because the day and nights are equal, with equal light in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

September 26 World Environmental Health Day  

Environmental Health Day addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting human behaviours. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health.

September 28 Green Consumer Day  

The problems of consumerism and its impact on the environment is an area of major concern in today’s world. The day highlights the importance of recycling-reusing-reducing.

October 1-7 World Wildlife Week  

This week is celebrated by building awareness on the importance of preservation of our wildlife

October 3 World Habitat Day  

The earth is the habitat of not only human beings but also all living creatures. Increasing human activities is threatening the habitat of other living things

October 4 World Animal Welfare Day  

On this day, we pledge for the welfare of animals and their importance for humans.

October 13 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction  

Due to a change in the environment, there has been an increase in the number of natural disasters. Efforts have to be taken to reduce these disasters.

October 24 International Day of Climate Action  

Prime focus is to promote awareness of the reality of climate change and encourage personal commitment to change. Climate Change is caused by humans, and only humans have the power to make a difference. Activities like Encouragement use of reusable products, instead of disposables, or recycle paper, plastic, newspaper, glass and aluminum or simply by planting trees.

November 14 Children’s Day in India  

Children are encouraged to learn and do things for a better tomorrow by improving the environment around them.

December 02 National Pollution Control Day NPCD)/ Bhopal Tragedy Day  

This day is celebrated every year in India with the aim to make aware the people and industries about the need of Pollution Control Acts. This day is observed in memories of those who lost their lives in 1984 due to the Bhopal gas tragedy and who were left severely affected due to leakage of poisonous gas “Methyl Isocyanate (MIC)” from Union Carbide plant in Bhopal. This catastrophe was the worst in the world’s industrial history and people there still continue to witness physical and mental disabilities.

December 05 World Soil Day  

The World Soil Day is celebrated every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It aims to communicate messages on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.

December 11 International Mountain Day  

Mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities and the rest of the world. On this day, the crucial roles Mountains play in providing key ecosystem goods and services to the planet are highlighted.

December 14 National Energy Conservation Day  

This day highlights the importance of energy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on sustainability of global eco systems. It focuses our concentration on significant issues facing the future of mankind with respect to energy.

State Animal Phayre's leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei), also known as Phayre's langur, is a species of lutung found in Southeast Asia. The species epithet commemorates Arthur Purves Phayre. Its range includes Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. It is mostly arboreal and feeds on leaves of a large number of tree species.
State Bird The Green Imperial Pigeon is a large, plump pigeon, 45 cm in length. Its back, wings and tail are metallic green. The head and underparts are white, apart from maroon undertail coverts. Sexes are similar. The bird's call is deep and resonant, and is often the first indication of the presence of this treetop species.
State Flower Mesua ferrea is a species in the family Calophyllaceae. This slow-growing tree is named after the heaviness and hardness of its timber. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental due to its graceful shape, grayish-green foliage with a beautiful pink to red flush of drooping young leaves, and large, fragrant white flowers. It is native to wet, tropical parts of Sri Lanka, India, southern Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, the Philippines, Malaysia and Sumatra, where it grows in evergreen forests, especially in river valleys
State Tree Aquilaria malaccensis (Agar) is a species of plant in the Thymelaeaceae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. It is threatened by habitat loss. Aquilaria malaccensis is the major source of agarwood, a resinous heartwood, used for perfume and incense. The resin is produced by the tree in response to infection by a parasitic ascomycetous mould, Phaeoacremonium parasitica, a dematiaceous (dark-walled) fungus
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