Click on the above for a sticker to print
Around the world, World Wetlands Day
is celebrated February 2nd every year, as part of the Ramsar program.
This year's theme is Wetland Tourism. Ramsar (Iran) is where an
international convention was held in 1971 on wetlands and their
global conservation. Canada was a signatory to the resulting agreement
between countries to conserve the wetlands of international significance
within their jurisdiction ("Ramsar" sites).
The Fraser River estuary and its associated wetlands (including
the Sanctuary) are recognized world-wide for their importance to
birds migrating along the Pacific Coast of North America. Bird
species from 22 countries and three continents pass through this
area during their migrations between breeding and wintering grounds.
Click on the above for a colouring sheet to download courtesy of Ducks Unlimited Canada