Wetlands Day – February 2nd, 2017

Nature has provided us with Wetlands that conserve ecology against calamities. The rate of recurrence of catastrophes globally has multiplied in the last thirty five years. Major grounds behind are the climate driven changes and weather associated calamities like downpours ending in a flood, humid area cyclones and lastly lack of rains ending in a drought. The united nation states that 90% of all disasters in the world are directly related to water. According to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this does not end here, this number is increasing with the passing years.

Not much was reported throughout the country on the world’s wetlands day, 02 February, 2017. However, Bannu wildlife department in KPK organized an official gathering in a function in Lakki Marwat. The objectives of this event were to demand and educate the citizens about the conservation of wetlands along with our landscapes to maintain a balanced ecosystem. Wetlands are not only supportive in containing the zones of flood or preserving the water value in rivers but they are also home to a variety of wildlife including a good number of migratory birds. The speakers at the event pointed out significance of wetlands for our survival in the form of healthy source of fish. Presenters insisted on the audience to participate in the conservation of wetlands for the good of humans and wildlife. The survival of wildlife is important for promoting biodiversity and maintaining the balance of the ecosystem.

So come and share with me the significance of the wetlands and wildlife! To read more about wetlands in Pakistan, visit the Wetlands director here Wetlands of Pakistan

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