World Wetlands Day falls on Thursday 2nd February 2017, to celebrate the signing of the international Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2nd February 1971. World Wetlands Day sees celebrations of wetlands around the world, as communities showcase their conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
The New South Wales Government, through its Environmental Trust is assisting the Australian Wetland Network and Conservation Volunteers Australia to host a range of World Wetlands Day events in New South Wales in the first week of February.
The Australian Wetland Network (AWN) will be hosting a Wetland Forum at Sydney Olympic Park on World Wetlands Day, open to community groups, professionals and individuals with an interest in and passion for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and waterways in NSW.
Also in NSW, there will be wetland celebrations and activities at the Hunter Wetlands Centre in Shortland, tree planting in Londonderry in Sydney’s west and salt marsh restoration at Hooka Point in Wollongong.
Further afield CVA is hosting a wetland information sessions in Cairns, field trips in Townsville, tree planting in Canberra, salt marsh restoration in Hobart, bush restoration in Geelong and guided tours in Adelaide. For more information about these events contact [email protected]
The AWN is a network of Non-Government Organisations and community organisations involved in wetland conservation, and Conservation Volunteers Australia hosts the Secretariat of AWN. World Wetlands Day events in NSW are assisted with funds from the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.