P.S. Happy World Wetlands Day! February 2, 2013


Yes, today is World Wetlands Day. A very last-minute reminder!

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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…

Alligator Hole, on the south coast of Jamaica. (Photo courtesy of Odale Mulgrave)
Alligator Hole, on the south coast of Jamaica. (Photo courtesy of Odale Mulgrave)
A boat trip in Salt River, Clarendon for World Wetlands Day 2013 (Photo: Caribbean Coastal Area Foundation)
A boat trip in Salt River, Clarendon for World Wetlands Day 2013 (Photo: Caribbean Coastal Area Foundation)

 

Mangroves at Waterloo, Trinidad (My Photo)
Mangroves at Waterloo, Trinidad (My Photo)
Wetlands near Robin's Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica
Wetlands near Robin’s Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica (My Photo)
Antigua coastline. from the air.
Antigua coastline. from the air (My Photo)
Wetlands in Queensland, Australia (My Photo)
Wetlands in Queensland, Australia (My Photo)
On our travels in Queensland, Australia. I am trying to remember the name of this magical place... an aboriginal name and part of a national park.
On our travels in Queensland, Australia. I am trying to remember the name of this magical place… an aboriginal name and part of a national park. (My Photo)
Wetlands near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Wetlands near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (My Photo)

Some articles and websites of interest:

The Wey and Arun Canal near Loxwood, Sussex, UK
The Wey and Arun Canal near Loxwood, Sussex, UK (My photo)
Mason River Protected Area, Clarendon, Jamaica (Photo: greenantilles.com)
Mason River Protected Area, Clarendon, Jamaica (Photo: greenantilles.com)

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

    1. 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”… 🙂

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