World Wetlands Day - February 2, 2018 blog by Sarah Kearns, NWNL Project Manager Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa What are "wetlands"? Synonyms: Marsh, fen, bog, pothole, mire, swamp, bottomlands, pond, wet meadows, muskeg, slough, floodplains, river overflow, mudflats, saltmarsh, sea grass beds, estuaries, and mangroves. Development on edge of Columbia Wetlands, British Columbia Worldwide, wetlands … Continue reading World Wetlands Day 2018
Isle de Jean Charles NWNL is headed to the "Bathtub!" - The geographic inspiration for the movie, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." As director, Benh Zeitlin put it, "This is the edge of the world." Isle de Jean Charles is a sliver of marshland, deep in the bayous of Louisiana - also ground zero for … Continue reading “They think we’re all gonna drown down here. But we ain’t going nowhere.” – Hushpuppy
A place as extraordinary as the Okavango Delta certainly deserves to be designated as a World Heritage Site - and finally it is! As #1000 on that list, it’s one of NWNL’s favorite natural landscapes and wetlands ecosystem. You can see why in the photos. It’s literally an oasis in an arid country with no … Continue reading Botswana’s Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site!
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