Plan your 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) sites designated as Ramsar sites. Zimbabwe has formed a taskforce to spearhead national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. Let’s all conserve our wetlands. Do not cultivate on the steam bank. Keep infrastructure, housing and all development away from wetlands.
Monavale Vlei is one of Zimbabwe’s Ramsar designated sites.

Africa Environment Day - 3 March
Set aside by 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.

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ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE BEING GIVEN LESS RECOGNITION IN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES THAN OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS IN ZIMBABWE.?

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The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the preparation of Environmental Plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and operationalised on the 17th of March 2003 through SI 103 of 2003.

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