World Wetland Day 2020 | Daily News


World Wetland Day 2020

World Wetland Day 2020 was celebrated on February 2 and 3 inside the Wilpattu National Park together with 100 children from schools in the national park buffer zone. “Wetlands and Biodiversity” was the theme for this year, shedding light on, why wetlands matter and to promote actions to reverse their loss. Environment and Wildlife Resources Minister S.M. Chandrasena, Wildlife Conservation Department Director General, M.G.C.Sooriyabandara, Park Warden Chamath Lakshman and GIZ Sri Lanka Project Head Cristina Georgi and environmental and wildlife enthusiasts and activists gathered for the inauguration of the programme.The event organized by the Wildlife Conservation Department (DWC) consisted of a series of lectures and field activities. Sri Lanka is party to the Ramsar Convention since 1990. To this day the country has declared six wetlands of international importance. This includes the Wilpattu Ramsar Wetland Cluster, which became part of the Ramsar Convention in 2013. (NG)

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