World Wetlands Day, February 2nd, is a celebration of one of our world's most vulnerable and yet most valuable natural habitats; it marks the adoption of the Ramsar Accord, a global treaty signed by over 150 countries that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of our fast-vanishing wetlands. At over 2000 Ramsar sites worldwide, schools, communities and organisations are celebrating everything that wetlands provide us, while raising awareness of the need to protect these fragile landscapes.
In keeping with this year’s Ramsar theme, “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre will be running community events on our own patch of urban wetland right here in Tralee to coincide with World Wetlands Day 2018.
On Friday, February 2nd, Centre Ecologist, Dr David McCormick will be giving a free talk on how wetlands can be built into sustainable urban planning at 4.30pm in the Visitor Centre.
On Sunday, February 4th, we will be celebrating the wildlife of an urban wetland with pond dipping, eco arts and crafts, some wetlands experiments and more – join us for a family friendly – child friendly event between 11.30am – 1pm and or 2.30pm – 4pm. Cost €5 per child,supervising adults are free of charge. Pre booking advised as to avoid disappointment.