On June 5, experts celebrate their professional holiday with public authorities and public organizations who have dedicated themselves to the cause of nature conservation. The Amur Tiger Center congratulates those who choose to take care of the nature of Russia with their profession, as well as all those who are not indifferent to the environment on the holiday!
The decree on the establishment of the Day of the Ecologist in Russia was signed by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on June 21, 2007. The first Ecological Day was held in 2008. Traditionally, on this day many events are held aimed at drawing attention to environmental problems.
One of the most significant events dedicated to the Day of the Ecologist this year was the opening of the Internet portal “Preserved Russia”, which tells about the life of federal reserves and national parks of Russia. The new site is an illustrated online encyclopedia, where news, popular science, as well as scientific articles are published. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation together with the Association of Directors of Nature Reserves and National Parks of Russia.
As Rinat Gizatulin, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, noted:“Nature reserves and national parks of Russia occupy more territory than modern France along with Switzerland. And this is part of a country that we can rightly be proud of. And we sincerely believe that we can share this feeling with millions of Russians, but for this, protected areas should be open to the inhabitants of Russia. Therefore, the main goal of the project is to open for the wide audience unique natural zones: from the harsh taiga of the Russian North to the snowy peaks of the Caucasus, from the sand dunes of the Baltic Sea to the deep-water Baikal and the mountainous regions of the south of Transbaikal, the opening of places in Russia that literally didn’t set foot”.
World Environment Day was established in June 1972 at the Stockholm Conference on the Environment. This holiday after 35 years and formed the basis of the Day of the ecologist in Russia.
Every year it passes under a certain motto. The theme of the Day this year is "Seven Billion Desires. One planet. Consume carefully". It is designed to encourage people to reconsider their lifestyle and consciously approach consumer issues in order to reduce the collective burden of humanity on the natural resources of the planet.
The main celebrations on the occasion of World Environment Day will be held this year in Italy - a country that is at the forefront of global efforts to improve the nutrition of the planet’s population and the prudent use of resources. The main events will be organized in the framework of the World Exhibition EXPO 2015, which was launched in Milan from May 1 to October 31.