World Wetlands Day today


I just discovered that today is World Wetlands Day… Thanks to fellow blogger dearkitty1.wordpress.com

Please take a moment to read the cartoon and contemplate how you can make a difference in your local area.

Thank you for reading, see you again soon!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

Wetlands cartoon, from www.ramsar.org

From BirdLife:

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

By Martin Fowlie, Sun, 02/02/2014 – 07:40

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea (the so-called Ramsar Convention). This year the focus is on Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth, placing a focus on the need for the wetland and agricultural sectors (and the water sector) to work together for the best shared outcomes.

Wetlands provide vital benefits for millions of people, including food, fibre, flood protection, water purification and supply. Their importance is reflected in the designation of nearly 2,000 Wetlands of International Importance (or Ramsar sites) covering more than 191 million hectares.

Wetlands have often been seen as a barrier to agriculture, and they continue to be drained and reclaimed to make farming land available. But the essential…

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