Let’s preserve our wetlands

Let’s preserve our wetlands

Let’s preserve our wetlands


By Margaret Kamba

ZANU PF will join the rest of the world in commemorating World Wetlands Day which is celebrated annually on the 2nd of February.
The day is meant to raise global awareness on the vital role of wetlands for people and the 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.
This year the theme is “Wetland Biodiversity Matters.” This year’s celebrations will be done in Driefontein, Masvingo.
Director of Environment and Tourism Cde Stewart Mutizwa said the Party values the value of wetlands.
“As the ZANU PF Party we are saying that wetlands must be preserved and we castigate land barons parcelling out land on wetlands and promoting the construction of buildings on wetlands. It is everyone’s responsibility to preserve the wetlands because of the value that they give us.”
Wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains and swamps. They are importance because they protect and improve water quality, provide fish and wildlife habitats, store floodwaters and maintain surface water flow during dry periods.

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