Friday,January 26, 2024

2024 Major Events

2024 Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)

The AWC is an annual event and takes place once a year, during the second and third weeks of January. The census was initiated in 1987 in the Indian subcontinent, and has grown rapidly to cover 26 countries of South Asia, East Asia, South East Asia, Pacific, as well as Russia Far East. The Wetlands International coordinates the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC). The AWC runs parallel to other international census of waterbirds in Africa, Europe and Neotropics under the International Waterbird Census (IWC) umbrella.

January 7 to 22, 2024

World Wetlands Day 2024

World Wetlands Day is observed every year on February 2. It is celebrated to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971, (Ramsar Convention)  in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.    Wetlands and Human Wellbeing ” is the this year’s theme for World Wetlands Day to call for actions and efforts to restore and revive our wetlands. Other campaign materials related to the celebration can be downloaded here

The Philippines currently have 7 RAMSAR sites

February 2, 2024

World Wildlife Day 2024

United Nations General Assembly Resolution16.1 designating 3 March as World Wildlife Day, in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora, and recognized the important role of CITES in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the survival of species.

The WWD2024 theme is “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation“. This year’s celebration explore digital innovation and highlighting how digital conservation technologies and services can drive wildlife conservation, sustainable and legal wildlife trade and human-wildlife coexistence, now and for future generations in an increasingly connected world. 

March 3, 2024

Month of the Ocean 2024

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 57 signed by Former President Joseph Estrada in 1998, the month of May was declared as the Month of the Ocean (MOO). The issuance also designates the DENR and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) under the Department of Agriculture (DA) as the lead agencies in the annual celebration

With the theme “Develop a sustainable and equitable blue economy“, this year’s event is envisioned not more than just a celebration, but as a rallying call to protect our oceans and embrace a brighter and bluer economy.

May 1-30, 2024

International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD 2024)

Theme “Be part of the Plan”

May 22, 2024