… and why we need both
This past Wednesday, February 2, was World Wetlands Day. It marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention, an international agreement to preserve and restore the world’s wetlands, river deltas and flood plains. Though the day has come and gone, it’s never too late to remember how important these areas are to our health and safety.
This year’s theme is Wetlands and Forests, recognizing 2011 as the U.N.’s International Year of the Forest. Whether forests and wetlands are neighbours or occupy the same area, each adds to the other’s value.