World Environment Day 2015

Every year, the United Nations Environment Program honors World Environment Day on June 5 to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The UN Environment Program just announced the theme of this year’s event: sustainable lifestyles.

The theme this year, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”, aims to raise awareness of how humanity, the environment and societies all rely on the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2015

The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22.

The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda‘s Sustainable Development Goals. In this larger initiative of international cooperation, the topic of biodiversity concerns stakeholders in sustainable agriculture; desertification, land degradation and drought; water and sanitation; health and sustainable development; energy; science, technology and innovation, knowledge-sharing and capacity-building; urban resilience and adaptation; sustainable transport; climate change and disaster risk reduction; oceans and seas; forests; vulnerable groups including indigenous peoples; and food security. The critical role of biodiversity in sustainable development was recognized in a Rio+20 outcome document, “The World We Want: A Future for All“.

 

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2015

This day is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Wednesday, 2015-06-17

In order to raise awareness among governments, organizations and individuals on the responsibility of everyone about the sustainable use of water and land and the implementation of measures to prepare and anticipate water shortages, desertification and drought, in 1994 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared June 17 as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

The focus this year 2015 was “attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems. With the slogan, “No such thing as a free lunch. Invest in healthy soil”,

International World Wildlife Day 2015

The International World Wildlife Day is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that applied to Tuesday, 2015-03-03:

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.

The message from the secretary general of UN, Ban Ki Moon was “While the threats to wildlife are great, we can reduce them through our collective efforts. On this inaugural World Wildlife Day, I urge all sectors of society to end illegal wildlife trafficking and commit to trading and using wild plants and animals sustainably and equitably”

International World Water Day

With the goal of raising awareness in governments and organization of the need to develop the policies needed to ensure that sustainable water and energy are secured for the many and not just the few, World Water Day, observed on 22 March, was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 1992.

The theme of 2015 celebration was ” Water and Sustainable Development”. The message from  Ban Ki Moon the Secretary General of UN was “To address the many challenges related to water, we must work in a spirit of urgent cooperation, open to new ideas and innovation, and prepared to share the solutions that we all need for a sustainable future.”

The conservation Forum May 2015

Conservation forum: Conservation forum is a meeting organized in great collaboration by RDB, REMA and ACNR every last Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at RDB.  At this day, scientists, researchers, government agencies, Non-government organization comes present what they are working on, what they have found or worked on and what they are wishing to do in future. And numerous people are invited to attend include students from universities in the conservation field.

The 28th May 2015, as usual RDB hosted the Conservation forum. In this forum Dr Winnie Eckardt Research Manager at Karisoke Research Center, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International presented the findings of his research on “Using Nom-Invasive approaches to understand stress physiology and Health in Mountain Gorillas”.

Conservation forum May attended by 23 participants from different Institutions both governmental and Civil society organisations.

Conservation Forum October 2015

The conservation Forum of October held at RDB headquarters on Thursday the 29th October 2015, at 4 PM.

There were two presentations:
1. Impact of power line on bird species, by Josine TUYISHIME, Graduate from University of Dar es salaam College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CONAS), Department of Zoology and Wildife Conservation.

2. The effect of parasites on Albizia species by Mr. Robert MUNYAMPUNDU, Graduate from University of Dar es salaam College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CONAS), Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation.

The conservation Forum was attended by 20 participants from different institutions. The next Conservation forum will be on 26 November at the same place and the same hour.