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This is a list of notable events relating to the
environment Environment most often refers to: __NOTOC__ * Natural environment, all living and non-living things occurring naturally * Biophysical environment, the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect an organism or ...
in 1977. They relate to
environmental law Environmental law is a collective term encompassing aspects of the law that provide protection to the environment. A related but distinct set of regulatory regimes, now strongly influenced by environmental Legal doctrine, legal principles, focus ...
,
conservation Conservation is the preservation or efficient use of resources, or the conservation of various quantities under physical laws. Conservation may also refer to: Environment and natural resources * Nature conservation, the protection and manageme ...
,
environmentalism Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about existence Existence is the ability of an entity to interact with physical real ...
and
environmental issue Environmental issues are harmful Human impact on the environment, effects of human activity on the biophysical environment. Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on the individual, organizational or governme ...
s.


Events

*The
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was started.


September

*The ''Venpet''-''Venoil'' collision occurred in dense fog off the coast of South Africa. The ''Venoil'' ploughed into the ''Venpet'', eventually leading to the spilling of approximately 26,600–30,500 tonnes of crude oil.


December

* The Reserves Act 1977 is passed in New Zealand.


See also

{{Portal, Environment *Human impact on the environment *List of environmental issues 1977 in the environment,