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World Wetlands Day observed on February 2

The World Wetlands Day is observed annually on February 2 across the world. On 2 February 1971, the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar. From then, the day has been observed annually on the same date. The theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day is “Wetlands and Biodiversity”. Recently, 10 ..

CMFRI signs pact with ISRO to Save Coastal Wetlands

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) have collaborated to map, validate and protect smaller wetlands in coastal regions. The programme is aimed to restore them through coastal livelihood programmes. The pact was signed to develop a mobile app and a centralised web portal that will have a comprehensive ..

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRIties up with ISRO to protect coastal wetlands

In a major attempt to build resilience against the impact of climate change, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of ISRO have joined together to map, validate and protect smaller wetlands in the coastal region aimed at restoring them through coastal livelihood programmes. Both the organizations will develop ..

2019 World Wetlands Day (WWD)

The World Wetland Day (WWD) is observed every year on 2nd of to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet. The day marks adoption of the Convention on Wetlands (also called as Ramsar Convention) on 2nd February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on shores of the Caspian Sea. ..

Google partners with UNEP for Monitoring impact of human activity on global ecosystem

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has partnered with Google to monitor the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools. The purpose of the partnership is to develop a platform to enable governments, NGO’s and the public to track specific environment-related development targets with a user-friendly Google front-end. The partnership was ..

2018 World Wetland Day (WWD)

The World Wetlands Day (WWD) is observed every year on February 2 to mark the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the city of Ramsar in Iran in 1971. The 2018 theme is “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future”. It highlights the value of wetlands in securing local livelihoods through activities as fishing, rice ..