Yes, today is World Wetlands Day. A very last-minute reminder!
The Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Anada Tiéga, reminds us this 2013:
Our focus this year is the chance for all of us working for wetlands to convince those who manage water that wetlands are not competitors for water but rather they are essential components of water infrastructure, providing a clean source and store of freshwater.
Please enjoy these photographs (mostly from my own archives taken by me over the past few years during our travels) and explore the links below for further information on World Wetlands Day…
Some articles and websites of interest:
http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-wwd13-home1index/main/ramsar/1^26035_4000_0__ Ramsar Convention website: World Wetlands Day 2013
http://www.nepa.gov.jm/newscenter/Press_releases/Archive/2011/PR20111214-mason-river-declared-ramsar-site.asp Mason River Protected Area declared World Ramsar Site: National Environment & Protection Agency
http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/world-wetlands-day/2272/ World Wetlands Day: Earth Times
Bolivia Designates World’s Largest Protected Wetland (prweb.com)
World Wetlands Day: Wetlands and Water Management (ecopostblog.wordpress.com)
Caring for wetlands takes care of water (sciencelens.wordpress.com)
Celebrating wetlands across the world [Photos] (mnn.com)
Hunter estuary leads the way on World Wetlands Day (abc.net.au)
https://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/protecting-our-fish-earth-day-part-1/ Protecting our Fish: Earth Day, Part 1 (petchary.wordpress.com)
6 thoughts on “P.S. Happy World Wetlands Day! February 2, 2013”
hmmm I used to live in Brisbane… the out back in Queensland are amazing!
Really Kofi? My brother lives there and so do two of his kids. We visited there three or four years ago and explored a lot of the outback too… My brother is a member of the Green Party and loves nothing better than what he calls “bush walks”… 🙂
I give my vote to the London Wetlands Centre because it’s only a few miles from Trafalgar Square. You would just never know you were in the city.
Really? There are wetlands in London? As a Londoner I never knew that!! Will have to look it up…