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World Wetlands Day is commemorated on February 2nd
every year. The day is celebrated to raise global awareness about the crucial
role of wetlands in provision of water for people and create awareness among
the public about the restoration of vital ecosystems like wetlands on a global
level. This year’s theme is "Wetlands Restoration" which highlights the urgency to
prioritize wetland restoration.
Nearly, 90% of the world's wetlands have been degraded
since the 1700s and losing wetlands three times faster than forests. Some of
the threats to wetlands include deposition of pollutants from industries, human
activities such as agricultural practices and stream channelization for
navigation and flood control.
As an organization, we have participated in wetlands
protection and restoration through the use of native species when planting
trees to provide an ecological balance of the local wetlands and also
participating in programs that help protect and restore wetlands.
Wetland is significant to human life and entire planet
life. Let’s rehabilitate and protect our wetlands.