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In Pictures: Wetlands Day 2019 Celebrations at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

In Pictures: Wetlands Day 2019 Celebrations at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Green Lens
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 ...
Delhi Greens Releases Info Brochure Ahead of Wetlands Day 2019

Delhi Greens Releases Info Brochure Ahead of Wetlands Day 2019

Green Alert
2nd February is celebrated as World Wetlands Day around the world. It is this date on which an International Convention for the protection of wetlands was signed at the Iranian city of Ramsar. In India, the Ramsar Convention has identified 27 wetlands of international importance and they are being rigorously monitored. However, there are thousands of wetlands around the country which are being rapidly degraded, and whom depends the lives of many more thousand people. Delhi itself has lost hundreds of wetlands in the recent past. This is a dangerous situation for the city. Anybody who works with Nature understands well the importance of wetlands. There is also need to raise awareness about these wetlands with the general public as well as with the bureaucrats and politicians. This re...
Invite: World Wetlands Day 2015 Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: World Wetlands Day 2015 Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

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Wetlands provide a multitude of benefits to humanity that include filtering our water, ensuring biodiversity protection and mitigating climate change. Yet scientific estimates show that 64% of the world's wetlands have disappeared since 1900 and the remaining ones are being degraded. To raise awareness on the importance of wetlands to humanity and highlight their role in protecting 'our common environment', 2nd February is celebrated as the World Wetlands Day each year. This date 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 Yamuna Biodiversity Park in North Delhi celebrates the World Wetlands Day each year with great fervor and excitement. This year too, the Yamuna Biodiversity Pa...
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
Invitation: World Wetlands Day 2009 Celebrations at YBP!

Invitation: World Wetlands Day 2009 Celebrations at YBP!

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Yamuna Biodiversity Park invites the citizens of Delhi to the celebrations of the World Wetlands Day on 2nd February 2009 at 1030 am. Yamuna Biodiversity Park Jharoda Majra (Near village Jagatpur) Wazirabad, Delhi-110084 To get direction to the Park, please click here For more information, please contact Faiyaz A. Khudsar at 9810511552 The Ramsar Convention has suggested the theme for this year's Weltand Day as river basins and their management. We all live in a river basin (or drainage basin, catchment, watershed, etc.), and most of the people reading this are well aware of the challenges of managing it – and particularly the challenge of making sure that the basin planners think of wetlands and not just water in their planning.

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