Tuesday, January 29, 2008

World Wetlands Day

February 2nd. This year the theme is 'Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People'. The amount of information available on this is just too much to put into this little site so visit: http://www.ramsar.org/wwd/8/wwd2008_index.htm - in the first instance for more. Feb 2nd marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and made an encouraging beginning. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular.

BTO /WWT WeBS counters will be active on this day.


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