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Environment Minister’s Message on World Wetlands Day

Environment Minister’s Message on World Wetlands Day

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World wetlands day is celebrated every year on 2nd 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. The day is celebrated as a reminder of the importance of wetlands in our lives through the various services that they provide. It is also a reminder to all the citizens of Delhi that we once had over 1,000 wetlands and less than 400 active wetlands remain in the NCT of Delhi today. Following is the message of the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, on the occasion of World Wetlands Day. The theme for World Wetlands Day 2016 is Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods. "The World Wetlands Day,...
Invite: World Wetlands Day Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: World Wetlands Day Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

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The Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) invites all citizens to celebrate the World Wetlands Day on the 2nd of February. This date marks the signing of the 'Convention on Wetlands' in 1971 at Ramsar, Iran. The 2010 Wetlands Day theme is "Caring for Wetlands – an Answer to Climate Chang". The theme highlights the fact that wetlands, with their biodiversity, can help mitigate climate change. Date: 2nd February, 2010 Time: 10.30 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Jharoda Majra, Ahead of Wazirabad and Jagatpur Villages (10 mins drive from the DU Metro Station) The YBP has been established in Delhi to recreate the locally extinct biodiversity of Yamuna river basin. The almost seven years old biodiversity park now harbours a wide range of ecosystems of river basin which support more than

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