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
World Wetlands Day: Wetlands and Water Management (ecopostblog.wordpress.com)
Caring for wetlands takes care of water (sciencelens.wordpress.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)