World Protection Elephant Day
World Protection Elephant Day is held on September 22. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us
On September 22, many countries celebrate one of the environmental holidays - the World Day for the Protection of Elephants, which was established at the initiative of environmental organizations, environmentalists and caring people concerned about the decline in the number of these animals. For some, this fact may cause amazement, but, alas, today even such thick-skinned giants need protection.
In the past 50 years, the Asian elephant range has shrunk by over 70%. In Asia there are approximately 70,000 people to 1 elephant across their range. There were over 100,000 elephants in Thailand at the beginning of last century. There are less than 4,000 today.
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World Gratitude Day on September 21 (First celebrated in 1965);
Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin on September 21 (Orthodox Church);
World CML Day on September 22 (Since 2008, patient organizations around the world have initiated events and projects on "CML Awareness Day" on September 22 to raise awareness of the needs of patients living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia);
Astronomy Day on September 22 (autumn);
International Rabbit Day on September 23 (Held on the fourth Saturday in September);
International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children on September 23 (is celebrated every 23 September. It was jointly established by the World Conference of the Coalition against Trafficking in Persons and the Women’s Conference that took place in January 1999 in Dhaka, Bangladesh);
International Day of Sign Languages on September 23 (adopted by the UN on November 14, 2017);
European Mushroom Day on September 23 (Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of September);
National Public Lands Day in USA on September 23 (Held on the fourth Saturday in September)