Monday, February 2, 2009

World Wetlands Day Observed

In observance of World Wetlands Day, a boat parade was held early Monday morning, February 2, in show of support and awareness of the wetlands in San Pedro and around the country of Belize. The parade started from the lagoon just behind the old football field and circled the Boca Ciega area on the southern tip of the island. Thanks to all those who participated in show of support and awareness to the wetlands that are a crucial ecosystem in our natural environment. A primary school poster contest will also be held today at Central Park at 3:30p.m.

World Wetlands Day 2009

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971. The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2009 is "Upstream-Downstream: Wetlands connect us all". This is in recognition of how interconnected we all are within river basins and the impact that activities upstream have on the lower parts of a river catchment.

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