Protecting Our Planet in Times of Conflict: International Day for Environmental Preservation

Every November 6, we observe the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

Established by the UN in 2001, it aims to raise awareness about the dire environmental consequences of war.

In times of conflict, the environment often suffers significant harm, impacting our well-being.

The war is not easy for anyone, and anything!

Examples of environmental exploitation during war include deforestation, pollution of water bodies, and depletion of natural resources.

Deforestation for military purposes leads to soil erosion and loss of biodiversity.

Pollution from war releases toxic chemicals, contaminating water sources and harming aquatic life.

War also results in the overexploitation of natural resources, making them scarcer for future generations.

You can make a difference by educating yourself about the issue.

Support organizations working to protect the environment in conflict zones.

Advocate for policies that safeguard the environment during war and armed conflict.

Through awareness, support, and advocacy, we can help protect our planet in times of conflict.