ECOLOGICAL

CALENDAR 2020

 

 

From long time the protection of nature ceased to be concern only one state. Eco days and eco holidays are important now not only in the calendar of each country, they began to celebrate around the world.

In this selection, we have identified only Europe and International environmental days and we suggest you to check, if exist any such days where you live.

 

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.

 

JANUARY

January 11 - World Day of "thank you"

January 16 - Intenational Spicy Food Day

January 26 - World Day of ecological education

 

FEBRUARY

February 2 - World Wetlands Day (1997)

February 20 - World Pangolin Day

February 27 - International Polar Bear Day

 

MARCH

March 03 - World Day of wildlife

March 14 - International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers (1997)

March 15 - World Day Against the Seal Slaughter

March 20 - International Day of Happiness

March 21 - International Day of the forest (1971)

March 22 - World water Day (1993)

March 23 - World meteorological Day (1961)

March 28 - Earth Hour (2007)

March 29 -30 - Days of the Earth

 

APRIL

April 01 - Day of birds (1994)

April 03 - Day "Find the Rainbow"

April 16 - Save the elephant World Day (2012)

April 18 - International Day for protection of monuments and historical sites (since 1984)

April 22 - World Day of the earth

April 24 - World Day for protection of laboratory animals (1979)

April 25 - World Penguin Day

April 27 - World Tapir Day

April 30 - Save the frogs Day (USA)

 

MAY

May 09-10 (second Saturday and Sunday) - World Day of migratory birds

May 12 - Day of environmental education (1992)

May 15 - International Day of climate (1992)

May 20 - World Bee Day (2017)

May 22 - International Day for the conservation of biological diversity

May 23 - World Day of turtle

May 24 - Day for nature reserves and national parks in Europe (since 1999)

May 31 - World "No Tobacco" Day (World Day against smoking)

 

JUNE

June 05 - World environmental protection Day (1972)

June 07 (first Sunday) - International Day of cleaning water (since 1995)

June 07 - International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (2018)

June 15 - Global Wind Day (2007)

June 08 - World oceans Day (1992)

June 17 - World Day to combat desertification and drought (since 1995)

June 24 - International Day for pets at work (Take your dog to work day)

June 26 - International Day of the rainforest

June 27 - World fisheries Day (1985)

June 28 - International Day of the tree

 

JULY

July 04 - International Day for captive dolphins (since 2007)

July 11 - Day of action against the fishing

July 21 - World Dog Day 

July 23 - World Day of whales and dolphins (since 1986)

July 27-28 - International Day for the protection of ecosystems mangroves

July 30 -Intenational Day of Friendship (since 2011)

 

AUGUST

August 07 - Internationl Day of beer

August 08 - World Day of cats

August 10 - World Lion Day

August 12 - World Elephant Day (2012)

August 16 - International Day of homeless animals

August 29 - International Day against Nuclear Tests

August 30 - International Whale shark Day

 

SEPTEMBER

September 11 - Birthday of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

September 15 - Birthday Greenpeace

September 16 - International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer

September 18 - International Day of cleaning beaches

September 22 - World Rhino Day

September 22 - International Night of bats (autumnal equinox)

September 21-27 – Week of world action: "We clean the world" ("cleanse the planet from garbage")

September 24 - World maritime Day (celebrated in one of the last week of september since 1978)

September 27 - World tourism Day (1979)

 

 

OCTOBER

October 02 - World Day of agricultural animals

October 03 - World Habitat Day

October 03-04 (the first weekend of the month) - World Days of bird watching

October 04 - World day for protection of animals

October 05 - Day of the IUCN (World Conservation Union)

October 06 - World Day for safety of habitats (since 1979)

 

NOVEMBER

November 02 - National Day of American Bison (celebrated at the United States on the first Saturday of November since 2012)

November 06 - International Day for preventing the exploitation of the environment in wars and armed conflicts

November 07-13 - Primate Week at All Thing’s Wild (The Orangután Foundation initiative)

November 15 - World Day of recycling

November 16 - Day of the UNESCO (1945)

November 17 - Day of the black cat in Italy

November 24 - Day of the walrus (since 2008 on the initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Council on marine mammals)

November 25 - World Day against consumerism "Buy nothing Day" (at the USA it is celebrated the day after Thanksgiving)

November 30 - World Day of pets

 

DECEMBER

December 03 - International  Day for combating pesticides (1984)

December 04 - International Cheetah Day

December 10 - International Day of shares for adoption of the Declaration of animal rights

December 11 - International mountain Day (2003)

December 15 - Day of the organization of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) (since 1972) 

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