Coastal Themed Awareness Days

Coastal Themed Awareness Days 2024

Coastal Themed Awareness Days celebrate and highlight the importance of our shorelines, oceans, and marine ecosystems. These specially designated dates serve multiple purposes: educating the public about coastal environments, promoting conservation efforts, and encouraging sustainable practices in coastal regions.

MARCH

World Seagrass Day

March 1st

World Seagrass Day is celebrated annually on March 1st to raise awareness about seagrasses and their important functions in marine ecosystems

MARCH

World Wildlife Day

March 3rd

World Wildlife Day is a United Nations international day essential in bringing awareness to wild animals and their natural habitats. It is a reminder that wild animals belong in the wild and deserve to live in their natural environment.

APRIL

World Curlew Day

April 21st

On World Curlew Day, various environmental organizations hold events such as nature walks, talks, art/poetry competitions, and fundraisers to celebrate these unique birds and advocate for their conservation.

JUNE

World Environment Day

June 5th 2024

On World Curlew Day, various environmental organizations hold events such as nature walks, talks, art/poetry competitions, and fundraisers to celebrate these unique birds and advocate for their conservation.

JUNE

World Oceans Day

June 8th 2024

World Ocean Day, observed annually on June 8th, is a global celebration that aims to raise awareness about the crucial role oceans play in our lives and the importance of protecting marine ecosystems. This day encourages people worldwide to take action for ocean conservation through various activities, including beach cleanups, educational events, and sustainable seafood initiatives.

JUNE

International Surfing Day

June 15th 2024

International Surfing Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd Saturday in June. This day is dedicated to promoting the sport of surfing, raising awareness about the importance of ocean conservation, and fostering a sense of community among surfers worldwide.

JUNE

World Sand Dune Day

June 29th 2024

On World Sand Dune Day, coastal nature reserve managers, community groups and conservation organizations host various events such as beach cleanups, educational programs, art exhibits, and festivals to highlight the beauty and ecological value of sand dunes.

JUNE

National Marine Week

June 29th 2024

National Marine Week in the UK is an annual celebration of the country’s diverse marine life and habitats. In 2024, it will take place from July 27th to August 11th.

JUNE

National Whale and Dolphin Watch

June 29th 2024

The National Whale and Dolphin Watch is an annual citizen science event organized by the Sea Watch Foundation to study and protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in the UK’s waters. In 2024, it will take place from July 27th to August 11th.

SEPTEMBER

Great British Beach Clean

June 29th 2024

The 2024 Great British Beach Clean is scheduled for Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 29th. Hundreds of beach cleans are organized throughout the UK

SEPTEMBER

World Rivers Day

September 22nd 2024

World Rivers Day is an annual celebration held on the fourth Sunday of September to raise awareness about the importance of rivers and waterways. In 2024, it will take place on September 22nd

OCTOBER

World Habitat Day

October 7th 2024

World Habitat Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of October. In 2024, World Habitat Day will be observed on October 7th.

Protecting Our Environmet

These awareness days not only shed light on the environmental challenges facing our coasts, such as pollution, overfishing, and climate change, but also showcase the cultural and economic importance of coastal regions to societies worldwide. By fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of our coastal environments, these themed days aim to inspire action and stewardship among individuals, organisations, and governments.

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