World Ocean Day(WOD) is celebrated on 8th June every year. Ocean gives us everything .The oxygen we breath is mainly from oceans.We are not only getting food, pets,medicine,corals from oceans but also we are using ocean lanes for trading too. But because of the global warming, over exploitation, over consumption of sea foods, oil spilling we are loosing many marine creatures. To remind humans that Oceans are the lungs of our body and create awareness and how to protect it from vulnerability, WOD is celebrated all around the world.
On 8th June, 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Canada proposed World Ocean Day. But it was only on 5th December 2008, UN passed a resolution to observe 8th June as World Ocean Day. Since then it gained its popularity and has been celebrated all over the world.
The theme for this year's (2017) WOD is "Our Oceans, Our Future".
The stamps shown was issued by India in the year 2009 as part of a joint issue(India Philippines joint issue).