Day of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, as a professional festival, set Order of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 16 May in 2007, which states:
1. Every year, to celebrate May 23 as a professional holiday of workers of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan Republic.
2. This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of its signing.
In the last few decades of ecology consists, first of all, on the basis of the human impact on the environment. The human factor, which undoubtedly affects the ecology of the country is undeniable, so each country attaches great importance to the control of the environmental situation in the region, as well as control over natural resources.
Date May 23 was not chosen by chance. On this day in 2001 by the Decree of the President of the Heydar Aliyev number 485, in accordance with the structural reforms in the government of the Republic was created by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry, is responsible today for the regulation of activities in the country connected with ecology, environmental protection and natural resource use .
The ministry also disseminates information on the environmental situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, such as the destruction of forests in Fizuli.
In Azerbaijan, May 23, and celebrate as the day of Ecology and Natural Resources in order to attract the attention of people in the country to environmental problems. This day is often a variety of activities, inviting people to care of nature of their home country and the planet Earth as a whole.