The World “Day of the Earth” was celebrated in Kyrgyzstan
Traditionally, the celebration of International Earth Day began on April 21 with an environmental festival in the village of Kyzyl-Suu of the Issyk-Kul Region. The Eco festival was organized with the support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) project, the Association of Fish breeders "Issyk-Kul pond keepers" together with the Jeti-Oguz forestry and Jeti-Oguz Local Education Authority. Schoolchildren and teachers of 40 schools of Jeti-Oguz district took part in the event related to International Day of the Earth that symbolizes the environmental protection holiday.
The ecological festival included competitions in three categories: children pavement drawings, an exhibition of handycrafts from natural material and environmental sketches, songs and dances. During the competitions, dances and ecological theatrical performances children revealed the importance of preserving our planet Earth and the relevance to take care of the living treasures of the Earth - unique flora and fauna. They also raised the issue of environmental pollution with solid domestic waste and called for ban on plastic bags.
All participants distinguished themselves by their creative approach in each category of ecological competition, and the audience noticed the love for nature and the public spirit of children. The outstanding participants of the contest were awarded with certificates and letters of gratitude, as well as with books, encyclopedias and maps by the district state administration. Over 500 people from all over the region took part in the celebration of Day of the Earth.
In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 22 April as International Day Of the Earth. Its celebration celebration gives an opportunity to every citizen from all around the globe to express gratitude to our big common home. As it is known, the Day of the Earth is designed to unite people for a common goal to protect the planet, forests, fields, water bodies, wildlife. Traditionally, on April 22 volunteer clean-ups are held, trees are planted, ponds are cleared in many countries.
The goal of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is to create a continuous network of Special Protected Natural Areas in the Kyrgyz Republic that will support and preserve the stability and the diversity of natural ecosystems like a web of life. Implementation of the WWF/USAID project makes it possible to achieve significant results in establishment and effective management of protected areas, in poaching prevention and in strict implementation of environmental legislation, in development of environmental education and, most importantly, allows to support the interests of the local population in the equal and rational use of natural resources.
The celebration continued with tree-planting on the territory of the Jeti-Oguz forestry.
For more information please contact the national coordinator of the WWF project in the Kyrgyz Republic Farida Balbakova firstname.lastname@example.org