Have You Planned Your Environmental Calendar?
- 09 Jan
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As we begin a New Year and season, it is important for us to forecast how we are going to contribute to the wellbeing of the environment by planning our environmental calendar. The United Nations as well as the African Union have set aside environmental days. These observance days provide a platform for stakeholders to share ideas, experiences, and insights and raise awareness and publicity on various environmental issues.
World Wetlands Day - 2 February
This day marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Zimbabwe has acceded to the Convention and has seven (7) designated Ramsar sites. Zimbabwe has formed a taskforce to spearheadnational action and international cooperation Keep agricultural activities, infrastructure, housing and all development away from wetlands.
Africa Environment Day - 3 March
The day was set aside by the African Union in order to heighten public awareness on topical environmental issues affecting African countries. Zimbabwe uses this day as a platform to discuss topical issues like waste management, sustainable development and green economy through symposiums to allow discussion and sharing of insights, perspectives and experiences.
World Wildlife Day - 3 March
The Sixty-Eighth Session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim the 3rd of March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.