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In Pictures: Wetlands Day 2019 Celebrations at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

In Pictures: Wetlands Day 2019 Celebrations at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

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World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2nd February every year to mark the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in 1971. The day is a reminder to all us of the ecosystem services provided by wetlands in both urban and rural areas. Delhi too benefits from the large number of wetlands, which are now becoming endangered. To highlight the importance of wetlands in Delhi for urban sustainability, the Yamuna Biodiversity Park organises a gathering of citizens and experts on every Wetlands Day. This year, the celebrations were joined by large number of students as well members from the local community. Delhi Greens brings to you a photo essay on the Wetlands Day celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park this year. A Factsheet on the Importance of Wetlands was ...
World Wetlands Day 2012 Highlights Ecotourism as a Tool for Conservation

World Wetlands Day 2012 Highlights Ecotourism as a Tool for Conservation

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The 2nd of February each year is celebrated globally as the World Wetlands Day! It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life. They occur where the water table is at or near the surface of the land, or where the land is covered by water.  Because of the many cleansing benefits of wetlands, they are often called the kidneys of the ecosystem. This is an interesting metaphor since like kidneys, wetlands help control water flow and cleanse the system.The Ramsar Convention is the primary Convention working for the protection and conservation of wetlands and associated

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