On Feb 1, 7:55 am, Thomas Latt <thomasjrl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear KNC,
> Thanks for your information. I wish I could be there.
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:16 AM, <goo...@pleasantviewisletnresort.com>wrote:
> > Local initiative will be as followed;
> > Location: Myanmar Bird and Nature Society, Royal Rose Restaurant's Thiri
> > Hall, Shwegondine
> > Date: February 6, 2011(Sunday)
> > Time: 1pm
> > World Wetlands Day 2011
> > *04/10/2010*
> > *2 February *each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the
> > adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian
> > city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997,
> > government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens
> > at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity *to
> > undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and
> > benefits in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular*.
> > *Wetlands and Forests*, this is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2011,
> > especially chosen because 2011 is the UN International Year of Forests.
> > **Our slogan is simple – *Forests for water and wetlands *– allowing us to
> > look at the 'big picture' of forests in our lives, including:
> > -
> > *Forested wetlands and the special benefits they bring*. Mangroves,
> > peatswamp forests, freshwater swamp forests: biologically diverse, helping
> > us manage our freshwater, and providing us with many other 'services' across
> > the globe including vital roles in carbon storage – our allies in the face
> > of climate change. Despite their utility, they are often under threat from
> > development, from drainage and conversion.
> > -
> > *The role of forests – wet or not – in our lives, and why looking after
> > them matters*. Vital to all human lives, freshwater availability on a
> > global scale depends on our forests. So too, to a large extent, does
> > freshwater quality.
> > -
> > *The role of forests in how our wetlands function*. It's simple: the
> > health of our wetlands, whether forested or not, is linked to the health of
> > forests in our catchments. Losing and degrading forests means losing and
> > degrading wetlands.
> > We cannot manage without forests, whether terrestrial forests or forested
> > wetlands, given the critical roles that they play in our lives – for water,
> > for food, for livelihoods, for recreation….and more.
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