Environmental Awareness Days, Years & Events

Environmental Awareness Days, Years & Events
This post includes a list of environmental dates. These environmental observances and international day projects attempt to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Environmental Awareness Days, Years & Events


February 2 World Wetlands Day.
March 3 World Wildlife Day
March 14 International Day of Action for Rivers
March 21 International Day of Forests.

World Planting Day

World Wood Day.
March 22World Water Day
March 23World Meteorological Day

World Resources Day
March 26Anniversary of the Chipko Andolan
April 10World Atmosphere Day

Arbor Day
April 21World Fish Migration Day
April 22International Mother Earth Day
May 14-15 World Migratory Bird Day
May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
June 5World Environment Day
June 8World Oceans Day
June 15Global Wind Day
June 17World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
June 22World Rainforest Day
June 29International Day of the Tropics
July 3World Seabird Day
July 26International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems
July 28World Nature Conservation Day
July 29International Tiger Day
August 12World Elephant Day
September 4National Wildlife Day
September 5Amazon Rainforest Day
September 7International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
September 11National Forest Martyrs Day
September 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
September 18World Water Monitoring Day
September 21Zero Emissions Day
September 25Global Day of Climate Action
September 26World Environmental Health Day
September 29World Maritime Day
Last Sunday of
World Rivers Day
First Monday of
World Habitat Day
October 4World Animal Welfare Day

Kerala State Elephant Day
October 13International Day for Disaster Reduction
November 5World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 6International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment
 in War and Armed Conflict
November 21World Fisheries Day
December 2National Pollution Prevention Day
December 5World Soil Day
December 11International Mountain Day
December 14National Energy Conservation Day


2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
2020 International Year of Plant Health
2016 International Year of Pulses
2015International Year of Soils [FAO]
2014 International Year of Small Island Developing States
2013 International Year of Water Cooperation
2011 International Year of Forests
2010 International Year of Biodiversity
2009Year of the Gorilla
2009 International Year of Natural Fibers
2008 International Year of Planet Earth
2008 International Year of Sanitation
2007/08 International Polar Year (WMO)
2006 International Year of Deserts and Desertification
2003International Year of Freshwater
2002International Year of Mountains
2002 International Year of Ecotourism
1998International Year of the Ocean


2021-2030 United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
2014-2024 United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All
2011–2020 United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
2010–2020 United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification
2005–2015International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”
2005–2014 United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
1990–1999 International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
1981–1990 International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade

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