Fast five: World Wetlands Day – Wollongong

We’re celebrating what nature lovers regard as mother nature’s secret weapon, wetlands!

Today (Friday 2 February) is World Wetlands Day. The day commemorates the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, a global pact recognising the numerous ways wetland ecosystems benefit the health and livelihood of humankind. This year’s theme is ‘wetlands and human wellbeing’.

Wetlands are plant-filled environments that link land and sea and often support a staggering diversity of unique wildlife and habitats.

These environments are of particular significance to First Nations people, who, for thousands of years, lived harmoniously within these landscapes utilising them as a source of food, tools, weapons, shelter, and medicine. More in Wetlands and Indigenous Values

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