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Boracay wetlands take spotlight in World Wetlands Day 2022 in PH

Effectively-known Boracay Island (List courtesy of Aklan – Our Province)

MANILA – The Department of Ambiance and Pure Resources—by means of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB)—will have fun the gains made within the rehabilitation of Boracay wetlands at some stage within the local observance of the World Wetlands Day 2022 on February 2.

Ambiance Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said this 365 days’s celebration specializes in our concrete actions for wetlands to put them from additional degradation.

“Wetlands are amongst our country’s natural resources and thus now we have made them piece of our ongoing rehabilitation of Boracay Island. We imagine that showcasing their importance by means of wetlands restoration and restoration within the island is an efficient methodology of spreading awareness to the public,” Cimatu said in a recordsdata release on Monday.

“By restoring the ‘Wetlands of Boracay,’ we attain now not simplest conserve their ecological functions within the island but furthermore add as a lot as the diversification of Boracay’s tourism attraction web sites,” he added.

The DENR will lead the Philippines’ World Wetlands Day celebration on the Boracay Wetland Conservation Park, formerly Wetland No. 2, in Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island.

The event will showcase the partnership in wetland conservation with non-public companies a lot like Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., Boracay Tubi Diagram Inc., Energy Building Corp. (EDC), and J.G. Summit Olefins Corp.

One day of the principle event, the EDC, an adopter of the DENR’s “Undertake-a-Wetland Program,” will be turning over the completed mission for Wetland No. 2 to the DENR after more than three years of rehabilitation.

With the theme “Wetlands Motion for Folks and Nature,” this 365 days’s World Wetlands Day highlights the importance of concerted actions in conserving and making sure the sustainable exercise of wetlands for human beings, the atmosphere, and all residing creatures that rely on it.

DENR-BMB officer-in-price Director Natividad Bernardino said this 365 days’s theme furthermore serves as a “clarion name for Filipinos to act for the welfare of the country’s wetlands.”

“We have to invest financial, human, and political capital to put our wetlands from disappearing and restore these now we have degraded. It is furthermore an charm to re-strategize and capitalize on nature-primarily based entirely alternatives a lot like wetland conservation, which offers sound and sustainable benefits for human beings, the atmosphere, and all creatures on this planet,” Bernardino said.

World Wetlands Day is infamous yearly on February 2 to boost world awareness on the main role of wetlands for people and our planet.

The date furthermore marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which used to be adopted as a world treaty in 1971.

Presidential Proclamation No. 74, Sequence of 1999, furthermore announces February 2 of yearly as Nationwide Wetlands Day in recognition of the estimable importance of wetlands to the welfare of the Filipino of us and the protection of world biodiversity.

This 365 days’s celebration is in particular indispensable because this steadily is the principle time that this would possibly be infamous as a United Countries Global Day by means of a resolution adopted by the UN General Meeting on Aug. 30, 2021. (PR)

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