TCNT & DEMA COLLABORATE FOR WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2016

24 Feb 2016 12:29 PM | Anonymous

In support to this year’s celebration of World Wetlands Day on February 2nd, the Turks & Caicos National Trust and the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs (DEMA) conducted a mangrove planting exercise at Wheeland Pond in Blue Hills. Participants were students from Clement Howell High School. 

Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods is the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2016. This theme is selected to demonstrate the vital role of wetlands for the future of humanity and specifically their relevance towards achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals.

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat provides outreach materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.



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