World Wetlands Day 2013

WWF Hong Kong Big Bird Race event

HK Big Bird Race

The Big Bird Race (BBR), is WWF Hong Kong’s longest-running flagship event and has been raising funds for conservation since 1984. These funds directly contribute to the conservation work at Mai Po Nature Reserve. The Big Bird Race had successfully invited birdwatching teams from Taiwan and Korea […]

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Danapure Wetland, Colombia

danapure hongos de los humedales

It was a special week for our students, we celebrated the world wetlands day with different activities. Students visited our wetland “DANAPURE”, and talked about its water, plants and animals.  In particular, we looked closely at the fungi that grow in wetlands – they need damp places to grow, […]

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Nordre Øyeren Wetland Centre, Norway

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World wetlands day at the Nordre Øyeren Wetland Centre was a cold day with temperatures below freezing. Around 200-300 people defied the cold weather, and enjoyed the different activities that was offered at the wetland centre. Families could build bird houses, search for letters in the «word […]

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Kakadu and WetlandCare art competition, Australia

wetland in a box

WWD 2013 Kakadu National Park Breakfast and information stalls at the Jabiru town plaza, followed by wetland craft activities at the Jabiru town pool. It may be the driest wet season in a long time, but that didn’t stop celebrations for World Wetlands Day on Saturday 2 […]

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Kushiro International Wetland Centre, Japan

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On Feb 2, 2013 commemorating WWD of this year, we held a field tour to the lake in Kushiro Wetland.  Our facility is called Kushiro International Wetland Centre, based in the north of Japan. The tour was carried out in the middle of a severe winter day, but […]

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Fundación Kennedy at Algarrobo, Chile

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the Kennedy Foundation celebrated the International Day of Wetlands in two locations; Algarrobo and Catapilco. This year it developed different activities with the children of the two places. In Algarrobo, children of the “Carnations” Summer School attend daily during the summer season, while their parents work in the […]

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WWT Welney, UK

WWT Welney, cr Susie Haynes

World wetlands day at WWT Welney was kicked off at 6am with a dawn flight out. In freezing conditions, some brave visitors defied the elements and witnessed over one and a half thousand migratory swans take flight from Lady Fen and Bank Farm. Once the swans had […]

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Aukland, NZ

aukland WWD 2013 NWT fish

World Wetlands Day was celebrated in Auckland on Saturday 2 February 2013. The event was hosted by the Auckland Zoo and supported by the National Wetland Trust of New Zealand, Forest & Bird, Fish & Game, Ducks Unlimited, and WaiCare. The event was located at Ngā Repo, […]

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Smolensk WWD 2013, Russia

smolensk classroom

Every year on February 2nd our planet celebrates World Wetlands Day and this year UNESCO declared 2013 International year of water ooperation, during which the countries of the world should unite their efforts in order to make water accessible to all inhabitants of the planet. On Friday February […]

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Caddo Lake canoe trails, US

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10 Texas Paddling Trails to Open on Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou on World Wetlands Day KARNACK – Ten new paddling trails encompassing more than 50 miles will open along a scenic stretch of Big Cypress Bayou and areas in and around Caddo Lake on Saturday, […]

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