We are very excited to share with you photos of GYBN members across the globe showcasing the wetlands they love on the this World Wetland Day. The World Wetland Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February and this year’s theme is Urban wetlands: prized land, not wasteland.
As cities expand and demand land increases, the tendency is to encroach on wetlands. They are degraded, filled in and built upon, yet when left intact or restored, urban wetlands make cities livable (Check out the infographics below).
See how young people are taking action to play their part in saving the wetlands!
Tuni-Condoriri Andean Mountain Range, Bolivia
Lake Olbolosat, Kenya
Macoun Marsh, Ottawa, CANADA
Dekar Haor wetland, Bangladesh
Urban wetland Bogota, Colombia
Quetenas, Sud Lipez- Bolivia
Lake view park, Islamabad, Pakistan
Akanyaru wetland, Rwanda