East Africa, Kenya, Lake Turkana, sacred ibis in marsh grass
Botswana: Okavango Delta, aerial view of channels in wetlands
Maryland, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, snow geese taking flight over Blackwater Marsh
New York: Adirondack Lake, cattails on lake’s edge in wetlands area
Africa: Kenya; Eliye Springs on Lake Turkana, coastal wetlands
Botswana: Okavango Delta, wetlands at sunset
USA: Massachusetts, Choate River and saltwater marsh
USA: Louisiana, Atchafalaya Basin, mud turtle and wild flower in swamp
USA: Illinois, Mississippi River Basin, part of The Wetlands Initiative
USA: New York, Adirondacks State Park, wetlands, lily pads
World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally on February 2nd. It marks the date of the Ramsar Convention of 1971.
Fun Fact: This year is the 40th anniversary of Australia’s Cobourg Peninsula being listed as the world’s first Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director