2 February is World Wetlands Day

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The Titchwell RSPB Reserve is an important wetland and fuelling site for migrating shorebirds. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Salt pans, marshes, fresh water and brackish water bodies, ocean beaches and river banks, mangroves and wet grasslands, fishponds and rice fields are all playing vital role in the complete life cycle of most of the shorebirds. The 2nd of February has been dedicated to wetlands since 1997.

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Purple Sandpiper is one of the shorebirds species dependent on healthy coastlines. © Attila Seprényi

World Wetlands Day is again a good opportunity to visit our preferred wetlands and celebrate all the efforts made for improving their quality for mankind and wildlife.

141025 WWDlogo_verti_color_enUnfortunately this is a long lasting battle till we can see clear water flowing into our oceans, but every little step makes a difference. We all have to show our commitment to the protection of wetlands by talking to those in need of education.

To learn more about World Wetlands Day and the Ramsar Convention visit their websites.

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2 thoughts on “2 February is World Wetlands Day

    • Actually, World Shorebirds Day Team has not planned any actions for this year’s World Wetlands Day. There is an idea to organise something for the World Migratory Bird Day. Follow the blog to learn about it later.

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