World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day

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World Wetlands Day recognizes and celebrates the importance of wetlands to the world and the diversity of life they support. It is observed on February 2 since it is the date when the Convention for Wetlands was adopted in Ramsar. Wetlands are one of the most underrated ecosystems yet they have a lot of biodiversity, support numerous animals, birds and plants. In Uganda, wetlands protect an abundance of flora and Fauna for example the Mabamba Swamp is famous for the Shoebill, a bird that is highly sought after by birders. Wetlands are areas that are flooded with water for the majority of the year and they perform a number of vital functions for the land. They are the main source of ground water refills and help to purify it, they…
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