World Wetland Day, this year's 2021 theme shines a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss.
There is a growing freshwater crisis that threatens people and the planet. We, the people are using more freshwater than nature can replenish, and we are destroying the ecosystem that water and all life depend on most – Wetlands.
Wetlands are land areas that are saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally. Inland wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps. Coastal wetlands include saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons, and even coral reefs. Fishponds, rice paddies, and saltpans are human-made wetlands.
World Wetlands Day
Each year February 2 is observed as World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This day also 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.
AuroVanam an Initiative of Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry is organising Photography Competition for World Wetlands Day, 2nd Feb 2021. AuroVanam invites students to capture photographs of fresh water bodies of Puducherry and / or the biodiversity around them. The minimum qualifying resolution is 3508 X 4961 pixels. Only original photos accepted. Photographs from Mobile camera and Digital Camera will be evaluated separately. All participants will be given certificates and the best five entries in each category will be given a prize and their work will be publicly displayed in Pondicherry heritage festival 2021.
Junior category 10-13 years and Senior Category 14-17 years.
Last date of submission 25th Jan 202.
Click here to register.