Environmental Dates: World Ocean’s Day

June 8th is World Oceans Day

The concept for a “World Ocean Day” was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the UN as June 8th each year.

Since 2002, The Ocean Project has been the lead organization promoting and coordinating World Oceans Day events worldwide with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, and businesses. We collaborate with all organizations, including the World Ocean Network, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Each year an increasing number of countries and organizations mark June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.

Take action here!

Source: World Ocean’s Day official site

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2 thoughts on “Environmental Dates: World Ocean’s Day

  1. Our oceans are so important to life on our planet. Yet sadly, because mostly oceans are not ‘in our back yard’, humans too easily forget the importance of them, over-exploit their resources and see them as a convenient garbage dump. We really do need to celebrate oceans and care for them much better.

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