World Wetlands Day 2018

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

Keep It Flowin’

Supporting Wetlands, Watersheds and NWNL Since Jan 6, Alison has been immersed in intense editing of expedition interviews already transcribed, which will shortly entail paying webmaster expenses. The first series of 10 interviews will be about The Mau Forest, Kenya’s largest water tower and the source of the Mara River Basin. Soon we’ll be needing … Continue reading Keep It Flowin’

Put your swamp boots on! It’s World Wetlands Day!

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