World Wetlands Day
2 February each year
World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971. This is an international date with a different theme set each year by the Ramsar Secretariat.
Seaweek is a national celebration of our marine environment.
Whio Awareness Month
Whio Awareness Month is always a busy month promoting awareness of this iconic duck.
World Wildlife Day
3 March each year
World Wildlife Day is a global celebration of wildlife and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
5 June each year
Arbor Day is about inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. It is celebrated by countries all over the world. To celebrate Arbor Day you could:
World Environment Day
5 June each year
World Environment Day is an international United Nations event that creates awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is New Zealand's largest celebration of volunteering and civic participation.
Annual garden bird survey
June–July each year
The annual garden bird survey is a citizen science project established to monitor the population trends of common garden birds in New Zealand.
10–18 September 2016
Conservation Week is run by DOC each year to raise awareness of the benefits of conservation and encourage people to get involved.
Mental Health Awareness Week
10-16 October 2016
Connecting with nature is good for mental health and wellbeing. Find out how to connect during Mental Health Awareness Week and on World Mental Health Day (Monday 10 October).
Save Kiwi Month
During Save Kiwi Month all New Zealanders are urged to join the fight to save our national icon.
International Decade of Biodiversity
The United Nations decade on biodiversity is from 2011–2020.