Dip your toes in new waters
World Wetlands Day!
2 February 2013
On 2 February 2013 it will be World Wetlands Day, your chance to find out more about the Wetlands of the UK and the world!
There will be events held around the world to celebrate, from seminars to nature walks and community clean up days in over 98 countries worldwide.
The date of February 2nd was chosen as it marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands which took place in the Iranian city of Ramsar near the Caspian Sea on 2 February 1971.
THe UN has declared 2013 the International year of Water Cooperation and the theme for World Wetlands Day 2013 is "Wetlands and Water Management". There will be a focus this year on working with the water sector.
This year across the UK the Wildlife Trusts will be holding events to raise the public's awareness of wetland values and benefits and the
The UK's wetlands are home to some of our most exciting wildlife, like otters and beavers, and this is your chance to learn more.
In the past there have been walks around the Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes, and this year looks set to be just as entertaining, so get your welly boots ready!
To find out more, visit the
World Wetlands Day
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