International Day of Birds. Russia
The Amur-Heilong basin is the home for more than 100 bird species included in the Red Lists of different levels. They include Oriental stork, white-naped crane and red-crowned crane, Steller's sea eagle, swan goose and other rare bird species. In late autumn they leave Russia for wintering sites in the floodplain of the Songhua River and the Yangtze River in China, as well to Korea and Japan. In late February, the birds return to breeding sites on the Russian bank of the Amur River to build nests, lay eggs and raise their chicks.
The World Earth Day
The world Earth Day has been proclaimed by the UN Secretary General in March, 1971 and is celebrated annually in day of the vernal equinox. The world Earth Day is celebrated in many countries of the world in day of the vernal equinox to note the moment when the spring come in the Northern hemisphere or in the Southern hemisphere begins autumn.
The world day of the migrating birds
The world day of migratory birds is celebrated every second Saturday and every second Sunday of May since 1993. The purpose of a holiday is the address of attention of society to global ecological changes which destroy ecosystems of winter and summer areas of the migratory birds, and also return of an environment habitual to species of migratory birds for reproduction, flight, incubations of eggs. Almost every tenth species of migratory birds is under the threat of extinction.
For the first time the cedar Day celebration was held in 2011 on the initiative of WWF Russia in the Khasanskiy district of Primorye. As part of the campaign "Plant a forest for leopard" the restoration of coniferous-deciduous forests was begun in the habitat of the rarest cat of the planet. For two years, in 2011 and 2012, volunteers planted 1 million Korean pine seedlings! Established in 2012, the national Park "Land of leopard" continued the good tradition to hold the Day of cedar, and every year for this celebration new seedlings planted under the forest canopy.
The world day of the migrating fish
The world day of the migrating fishes – new ecological date. On May 21, 2016 1501 organizations held the event devoted to the World Day of the migrating fish worldwide. The holiday begins in New Zealand with the sunrise, and comes to an end on the western coast of North America. The purpose of this holiday — to tell people around the world about importance and value of fresh-water ecosystems, the migrating fresh-water fish and free flowing rivers. This day gives the chance to remind people that the river is not only a source of water for the human. The river network is a house for fish whose existence depends on a condition of the rivers, their hydrological mode.
The Tiger Day. China
Prey for China’s endangered wild Amur tigers released on Global Tiger Day
The Leopard Day is celebrated annually since 2003 in Khasanski and since 2008 in Nadezhdinsky districts of Primorye. The World wildlife fund (WWF) Russia, the Department of education of administration of the Khasansky and Nadezhdinsky districts of Primorye, national park "Land of leopard" and ANO "Far Eastern leopards" are the organizers of the festival.
The Tiger Day. Far-Eastern Russia
Day of the Tiger on September 23 and 24 will be celebrated 18-th time in the capital of Primorye. WWF is one of the founders of this festival and involved in organizing and arranging festival in the Amur river basin. The efforts of the World wildlife fund for the conservation of the Amur tiger now supported by russian banks, business companies, celebrities, royal families and millions of WWF supporters around the world.
World Wetlands Day
Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and has grown remarkably since then. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits.
Earth hour is an international campaign during which WWF urges to turn off the light and electrical household appliances for one hour as a sign of unindifference to the future of the planet. For the same time illumination of the most known buildings and monuments of the world goes off too.