Tõnis Mölder, Minister of the Environment went to help the fish of Lake Peipus on the occasion of the World Environment Day. Minister stated that saving of animal and plant species would remain incomplete, if we could not preserve their habitats.
„Today, our job is to trag or clean the fishing nets lost to the watery deeps of Lake Peipus,“ said Minister Mölder. Lake Peipus is the largest transboundary lake in Europe and one of the best fishing lakes in the world.
In Estonia, we restore semi-natural communities, bogs and bog forests, as well as mining areas and inland waterbodies. „In case a waterbody crosses national borders, it can only be protected in close cooperation between countries,“ stated Minister.
To facilitate international cooperation on transboundary waters, ministers from all over the world will convene this autumn for a Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention. The aim is to enhance the sustainable management of shared water resources, implementation of sustainable development goals, conflict prevention and the promotion of peace and regional integration.
On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Minister thanked the scientists, project managers, volunteers and everyone else who dedicate their knowledge, skills and help to the support of transboundary water bodies.
„The more we are surrounded by rich ecosystems, the better off we are with food, natural resources, clean water and air. “
Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. This World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4R3_UrIYx4
World Environment Day: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
9th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention: https://unece.org/info/Environmental-Policy/Water-Convention/events/356707
Water Convention: https://unece.org/environment-policy/water