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| Last Updated: 22/04/2019

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March Environment Calendar

1) WORLD WILDLIFE DAY-3rd MARCH

THEME FOR 2019 IS: LIFE BELOW WATER: FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET

 On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. World Wildlife Day 2018 was celebrated under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat”. Over the past century we have been losing big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, at an alarming rate. World Wildlife Day 2018 provided a platform to raise awareness about their plight and to galvanize support for the many global and national actions that are underway to save these iconic species.

The theme for World Wildlife Day 2019 is 'Life below water: for people and planet', which aligns with goal 14 - Life below water - of the Sustainable Development Goals. Marine wildlife has sustained human civilization and development for millennia, from providing food and nourishment, to material for handicraft and construction. Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. It has also enriched our lives culturally, spiritually, and recreationally in different ways.

Read More: https://www.wildlifeday.org/

 

 2) WORLD SPARROW DAY- 20th MARCH

THEME FOR 2019 IS: I LOVE SPARROWS

The theme for WORLD SPARROW DAY is I LOVE Sparrows. The theme has been inspired by the hope that more and more of us will celebrate the relationship between PEOPLE AND SPARROWS. After all, we’ve lived in close harmony with these adorable little birds for 10,000 years. So, the main aim of the theme is to highlight the love that people have for sparrows and the seemingly small things that they do to make a big difference to sparrows. Through this year’s theme, we aim to highlight how citizens from different walks of life are making amazing differences and expressing their love for sparrows by telling the world the ways in which they are helping conserve sparrows. The theme is centered around People and Sparrows because both are an integral part of a relationship that celebrates thousands of years of togetherness. In our busy lives, we have lost that bond with sparrows in particular and with nature, in general.

Read more: https://www.worldsparrowday.org

 

 

3) INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS-21st MARCH

THEME FOR 2019 IS: FORESTS AND EDUCATION

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2019 is Forests and Education.

Read More: http://www.fao.org/international-day-of-forests/en/

 

4) WORLD WATER DAY: 22nd MARCH

THEME FOR 2019 IS: LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need. This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

Read More: http://www.worldwaterday.org

 

5) WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY-23RD MARCH

THEME FOR 2019 IS: THE SUN, THE EARTH AND THE WEATHER

World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March and commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization. It showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world.  The themes chosen for World Meteorological Day reflect topical weather, climate or water-related issues.

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