Today, 2 February 2012 is the World Wetland Day.
Coied from the Ramsar Convention web site I post here below something about this celebrative day.
The World Wetlands Day theme for 2012 is Wetlands and Tourism and is linked to the theme for the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties, COP11: Wetlands, Tourism and Recreation, which will take place in July 2012, in Bucharest, Romania.
|Mangrove Forest, Jozani Forest, Zanzibar|
Wetland tourism has benefits both locally and nationally for people and wildlife – benefits such as stronger economies, sustainable livelihoods, healthy people and thriving ecosystems. At least 35% of Ramsar Sites around the world record some level of tourism activity and this percentage is consistent throughout all regions. Of course it is important to consider tourism in all wetlands – not just those designated as Ramsar Sites – since the Contracting Parties to the Convention are committed to managing all wetlands.
The following is the link of the activities done around the world in 2011 to celebrate the world wetland day, take a look!
Here another link. This is about the official materials made in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), they have created a brochure for WWD 2012 on wetlands and sustainable tourism, and how tourism can benefit Ramsar Sites and all wetlands.
They have also produced a poster, a flipbook, a comic, and a sticker, all aimed at providing information on wetlands and tourism for you to share and customise.
all text, link and the photo take from www.ramsar.org