The World Wetlands Day will be celebrated on Monday, 2 February 2015! The theme for this year is “Wetlands for Our Future.” To learn more about wetlands, click on here.
This year, the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, is aiming for the youth to experience wetlands for themselves! Thus they encourage them to join their photo contest in relation to the theme. Enter the photo contest here.
In support of this campaign, Aksyon Kalikasan (Eco Actions Ph) will be organizing a series of wetlands rehabilitation activities (clean up, mangrove tree planting, elevated boardwalk repair; where appropriate) for young Filipinos to give them an opportunity to take photos for the photo contest. We will also feature entries in our online exhibits and use in our continuing campus exhibit tours promoting wetlands conservation in the country.
These series of wetlands rehabilitation activities will be organized by our local chapters in Metro Manila and Cavite and in partnership with other groups in other parts of the country.
Here are the tentative schedule and venues:
- Feb 7 (Sat) in Cotabato City (exact venue TBA)
- Feb 14 (Sat) in Ormoc City (exact venue TBA)
- Feb 21 (Sat) in Metro Manila (LPPCHEA)
- Feb 28 (Sat) in Bacolod City (exact venue TBA)
- Mar 01 (Sun) in Naic City (Naic Mangrove Forest)
If you are between 15-24 years old and would like to participate in this activity, kindly send us an SMS at 09162304515 and email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Thanks!