The World Wetlands Day 2018 theme is wetlands for a sustainable urban future. Urban wetlands are important for human well-being because they make cities more liveable.
“Urban wetlands help to make cities and their surrounding regions liveable and resilient, and protecting and restoring these valuable ecosystems is essential to ensuring a sustainable urban future. ICLEI works with cities and subnational governments across the globe to integrate nature-based solutions into their core functions, with gains for both biodiversity and our growing urban communities.”
~ Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary-General
Read more about World Wetlands Day on Ramsar’s site here.
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Watch the kids of Nolufefe Primary School talk to our LAB: Wetlands SA project team about why wetlands are important to them:
World Wetlands Day 2018 theme announced: #Wetlands for a #sustainable #urban future
Urban wetlands make #cities more liveable. #KeepUrbanWetlands #UrbanWetlands #WWD2018@WWF @RamsarConv @WWTworldwide @ICLEI https://t.co/ZwjJvD4V7l pic.twitter.com/qCj4JSNNKO
— ICLEI CBC (@ICLEICBC) January 9, 2018
How do #urban #wetlands make #cities more liveable?
They provide these benefits:
Replenish drinking water
Improve water & air quality
Promote human well-being
Enable people 2 earn a livinghttps://t.co/Ni1Wzql4OT#WorldWetlandsDay#KeepUrbanWetlands pic.twitter.com/NAweS198jP
— ICLEI CBC (@ICLEICBC) January 16, 2018
Only 2 days to go until #WorldWetlandsDay!
This year’s theme is “Wetlands for a #sustainable urban future.” #KeepUrbanWetlands
DYK: The @RamsarConv list, with over 2200 Ramsar sites, is the world’s largest network of protected areas?
Read more here: https://t.co/0kehDWcowQ pic.twitter.com/oQcBpfzPw2
— ICLEI CBC (@ICLEICBC) January 30, 2018