Wetland auditing system mooted
Discussions are on to establish a wetland auditing system to record,
locate and protect wetlands, said Central Environmental Authority (CEA)
chairman Charitha Herath. He said that the CEA would hold discussions
with all stakeholders including the Irrigation and Water Resources
Management. Minister and Agrarian Services and Wildlife Minister to
initiate this system as a collaborative effort.
He was speaking at a media briefing at the CEA auditorium to announce
Ritzbury Sponsorship of Rs two million to conduct an all island inter
school quiz competition for World Wetland Day. The CEA and the Wildlife
Conservation Department has organized a series of programmes to
celebrate World Wetland Day which falls on February 2.
He also proposed a Wetland Crediting System to benefit individuals
who work for the conservation of wetlands.