Port Blair, Sep 15: World Ozone Day, observed every year on September 16, is also known as the ‘International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer’. The date was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994, commemorating the date in 1987 when nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The need to declare an action to preserve the ozone layer came as a result of the outset of its depletion.
In connection with this, the Zoological Survey of India, Andaman & Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair will organize a one-day workshop on the occasion of World Ozone Day on 16th September 2022. The theme of this year is “Montreal Protocol@35: global cooperation protecting life on earth”. The workshop aims to create greater awareness among the teaching and student communities of these islands.