World Wetlands Day 2015 - Wetlands for our future

Sunday, 1 February 2015

​Come to the Edithvale-Seaford Education Centre and learn more about World Wetlands Day and participate in tours and educational activities.

The theme for 2015 is 'Wetlands for our future' and aims to highlight the important role wetlands play in the environment and how we need to turn the tide on their loss and degradation.

Wetlands contribute to the environment by:

  • purifying and replenishing our water
  • providing fish and rice that feed billions
  • acting as a natural sponge against flooding and drought
  • protecting our coastlines
  • bursting with biodiversity
  • storing carbon
Date
Sunday 1 February 2015
Time
Between ​1.00pm and 5.00pm
Location
​Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre
278 Edithvale Road, Chelsea Heights VIC
Cost
​FREE
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Category
Community

​Enter the World Wetlands Day photo competition

Take a photo in a wetland between 2 February and 2 March 2015 for your chance to win a free flight to a wetland location anywhere in the world.  The photo contest is open to 15-24 year olds.  Visit the World Wetlands Day website for more information.

World Wetlands Day history

World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetlands.

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