World Wetlands Day – 2 February

World Wetland Day celebrates wetlands around the world

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World Wetlands Day is held each year on 2 February.

In 2016 the theme is:
Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods

2 February is the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention – an international treaty promoting  conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Australia’s Ramsar sites

Moreton Bay Ramsar site is a large area of wetlands close to Brisbane

Moreton Bay Ramsar site (click to enlarge)

Australia has listed 65 Ramsar sites including the Moreton Bay Ramsar site.

In managing its Ramsar wetlands Australia is required to promote conservation and wise use – broadly defined as maintaining their ecological character.

World Wetlands Day in Australia

The Wetlands in Focus photography prize for pictures of Australian wetlands is open to photographers of all ages. Competition rules and entry information are available here.

Birds feeding on werlands near Toondah Harbour

Birds feeding in the Moreton Bay Ramsar site near Toondah Harbour

 

Date: February 2, 2016
Time: 00:00 am
Event: World Wetlands Day on 2 February 2016
Public: Public

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