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Environmental Days In April 2023

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This April there are awareness days for .

The key environmental dates, awareness days, weeks, months and environmental events in April 2023.

World Aquatic Animal Day

Date: 3rd April

World Aquatic Animal Day is a day to stand up for all aquatic animals.

This includes all animals that live in the water for most of their lives: fish, amphibians, marine mammals, crustaceans, reptiles, molluscs, aquatic birds, aquatic insects and even as starfish and corals.


International Beaver Day

Date: 7th April

International Beaver Day raises awareness of nature's engineers.

Beavers are extinct in the UK, however beavers sculpt habitats into wetlands, creating vital aquatic habitats for a variety of other species, include water voles, insects, fish nurseries, bats, birds and more.


Bat Appreciation Day

Date: 17th April

Bat Appreciation Day celebrates the role that bats play in the Earth's ecosystem.

Bats are the only mammals that can fly and populations are one of the best natural indicators of the health of our environment, because bats flourish where an ecosystem is healthy and stable.

Earth Day

Date: 22nd April

Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

The theme for 2024 is Planet vs. Plastics, to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics, to rapidly phase out all single use plastics, urgently push for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion.


International Mother Earth Day

Date: 22nd April

Coinciding with Earth Day, International Mother Earth Day is a UN designated day to encourage a shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. 

It promotes harmony with nature and the Earth, and restoring our damaged ecosystems will help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent mass extinction.


World Tapir Day

Date: 27th April

World Tapir Day exists to raise awareness about the species of tapir that inhabit Central and South America and Southeast Asia and to raise funds to purchase land to protect it from human encroachment.

Tapirs are herbivorous mammals that are native to jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia.


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