Aigas Field Centre
Aigas Field Centre

World Wetlands Day

2 February, 2022. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Today is World Wetlands Day, a celebration of the day the Ramsar Convention for the protection of wetlands was signed in the city of Ramsar in Iran in 1971. A wetland is a land area which is either permanently or seasonally flooded with water. Wetlands can be found both coastally and inland. Coastal wetlands include salt marshes, estuaries, mangroves, and lagoons. Inland wetlands are of equal importance and include areas such as marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains and swamps. The formation of this convention included the creation of ‘Ramsar sites’; these specific sites designate certain wetland areas to be of international importance. The nearby inner Moray firth and Beauly firth is a designated Ramsar site and a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its
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