Tuesday, 1 February 2011

World Wetlands Day

The 2nd of February each year is World Wetlands Day. Since 1971 in Ramsar, Iran this date has been marked by a celebration of the world’s wetlands. Globally, groups gather together to spread the awareness of the huge value of our wetlands. The 2011 World Wetlands theme is Forests and Wetlands to acknowledge that it is also the UN International Year of Forests.

The slogan for 2011 is 'Forests for Water and Wetlands' a suitable call for us to see the big picture of how our eco-systems interconnect and co-exist to the greatest benefit of mankind and all living creatures. The good health of forests and wetlands help prevent floods and also act as feeder systems for our river systems, which provide the water resources that humans need for agriculture, industry and urban domestic use.

If you are in the Western Cape, Two Oceans Aquarium's Environmental Education Department is holding an exciting competition during the month of February. All school goers from Grade 1 to Grade 12 who visit the Aquarium in February as part of a school group can enter. The prize is a year’s free membership to the Two Oceans Aquarium!

To book your group visit to Two Oceans Aquarium you can contact them here. For others activities in your area visit AdventureEscapades.co.za

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