Connecting wetland centres across the world

Taunsa Wetland Centre, Pakistan

Actors representing the wildlife of the Indus

Actors representing the wildlife of the Indus

WWF Pakistan celebrated World Wetlands Day this year to help raise awareness of illegal wildlife trade with community participation.

Theatre performance with professional actors enacted the river Indus with all its wildlife, then the impacts of hunters who are trapping birds and turtles.  This was followed by a session with local hunters, informing them of the damage that is being done, and how they can help.  Finally, the participants took part in a walk with banners, ending with the release of turtles into the river Indus.

March with banners

March with banners

For the whole report in PDF form, please click here.  The celebration day forms part of the Project entitled ‘Combating illegal wildlife trade by establishing a national monitoring network that benefits local communities & environment’ supported by the USAID through its Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program.

 

Leave a Reply

The WLI network is endorsed by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands and coordinated by WWT.

Contact

Wetland Link International
WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT, UK
T: +44 (0) 1453 891214
E: info@wli.org.uk Twitter: @wetlandlink