World Rivers Day is set for September 27th this year (falling on the fourth Sunday in September) and, while the event is still a few months away, it will be here quickly. Consequently, as we saw last year, we're hoping that river advocates around the globe will be part of this year's World Rivers Day celebration, which has taken place annually since 2005.
Due to covid-19 , the Fish Migration team has decided to postpone its big official celebration from 16 May to Oct 24, 2020. This is our chance to go with the flow and get creative! We encourage our community to plan digital or physical events to celebrate together!
World Fish Migration Day is a one day global celebration to create awareness on the importance of free flowing rivers and migratory fish. Everyone is welcome to join in on this celebration and organize their own event! This time, we are celebrating our love for fishes and rivers…love flows! Can we count on you?
World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971 when a small group of environmentalists signed an international agreement at the Ramsar Convention in Iran
The International RiverFoundation is a globally-recognised, sustainable, and passionate organisation. We build river leadership and strong networks for the restoration, protection, sustainable management and resilience of the world’s rivers.
DANUBIUS-RI’s Mission is to facilitate and contribute excellent science on understanding the continuum from river source to sea to provide interdisciplinary knowledge and data for sustainable management, use and protection of River-Sea Systems.
DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Dr. Wanja Nyingi is a renown Kenyan freshwater ecologist with a focus on community -driven conservation. The realisation that scientists talk mainly among themselves and the knowledge gained seldom leads to change made her rethink how conservation should be practiced. She looks at the ecosystem in a holistic way, integrating indigenous knowledge and local communities to conserve wetlands together with them. A film by Jonas Steiner, student of Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich.
UN Environment Programme
The Guidelines on Mangrove Restoration for the Western Indian Ocean Region is a new publication that, for the first time for the region, analyze risks and challenges to mangrove restoration projects and point to potential solutions. They were developed by the member states of the Nairobi Convention with support from UNEP–Nairobi Convention, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association and the Western Indian Ocean Mangrove Network. They can be used by Governments, resource managers, scientists, civil society, and communities at large as they embark on mangrove conservation and management initiatives. With the inclusion of case studies from around the region, the Guidelines also enhance and promote shared lessons and best practices across the Western Indian Ocean and beyond.