Alerting and informing citizens about the value of wetlands both in the environment and in maintaining ecological balance is sought every year on 2 February by a variety of organizations and environmental organizations.
On 2 February 1971, the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar, on the Caspian coast, was signed. Wetlands are characterized by deltas, marshes, lakes, lagoons, springs, estuaries, rivers and artificial lakes. The Ramsar Treaty aims to protect and use all wetlands wisely through local and national actions and transnational cooperation as a contribution to sustainable development. The treaty includes 1524 wetlands covering an area of approximately 520 million acres.
As part of the celebration of World Wetlands Day, the Managing Authority of Ainos National Park informed the pupils of the Metaxata and Lakithra kindergartens about the characteristics of the wetlands, their importance in environmental balance and the problems they face. The students were then given the opportunity to observe various bird species of the Kutavos Lagoon and to perform handicrafts with aquatic birds.
Management personnel renew their appointment with students for similar actions in the coming months to inform the general public in a Press Release.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of
Ainos National Park Management Body
Dr. George Drakatos
Director of Research
National Observatory of Athens