World Wetlands Day – Sorell

  WWD event at Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon on the 30th January https://goo.gl/ROVsth Sorell Council Clarence City Council The 2nd February each year is World Wetlands Day.  Get in early on Saturday 30th January, and join us in celebrating our wetlands through music, art, science and recreation, and look to their future

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News, Stories

Celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2nd!

Did you know that wetlands are some of the world’s most productive ecosystems? Not only are they an essential part of the global water cycle, wetlands provide water resources for crops, wildlife, stock and people, help to regulate the flow of water and nutrients through the landscape, store carbon, are

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World Wetlands Day

The future of humanity depends on wetlands They purify and replenish our water, and provide the fish and rice that feed billions. Wetlands act as a natural sponge against flooding and drought, and protect our coastlines. They burst with biodiversity, and are a vital means of storing carbon Unfortunately, these

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Environment, Stories

Wetlands – why should I care?

Humans often equate wetlands with wasteland; a place to be drained, filled in, burnt off and re-purposed. In fact, scientific studies show that 64 % of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1900. Measured against 1700, an estimated 87 % have been lost. Tasmania has many special wetlands, 10 are

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