The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson will lead South Africa’s World Wetlands Day 2015 celebration at the False Bay Nature Reserve, in Cape Town, on Monday 2 February 2015.
World Wetlands Day is an annual event that commemorates the signing of the Convention on Wetlands which took place on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian City of Ramsar. The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
The annual celebration aims to, amongst others, raise awareness on the benefits and importance of wetlands as a natural resource in communities. The theme, for this year’s celebrations is: “Wetlands for Our Future – Lets use them wisely, together!”
The Deputy Minister will be joined by Cllr Johan van der Merwe from the City of Cape Town.
The Deputy Minister will be handing over a Ramsar certificate to City of Cape Town for the designation of False Bay Nature Reserve as a wetland of international importance.
The media is invited to the event as per the details below:
Date: 2 February 2015
Venue: False Bay Nature Reserve, Zeekoevlei Eastern Shore, Cape Town a
Time: 9h00 to 13h00
To RSVP please contact:
Cell: 082 263 7372
Tel: 021 441 2788
Cell: 073 370 8327
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS