Cuba to Celebrate World Wetlands Day

Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Botanical Society (SCB) and the Environmental Agency (AMA) announced the celebration of the World Wetlands Day with activities dedicated to the conservation of mangroves.

According to the organizers, the SCB’s initiative Plant! as well as the AMA’s project Manglar Vivo are part of the Festival del Monte, to be held for the first time in the western province of Mayabeque, exactly in the main park of Surgidero de Batabanó, on February 4.

The event, supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will provide a space to promote a scientific culture and a desire for research on children and young people.

In this regard, there will be observations under the microscope, various experiments, interactive games to develop skills as a scientist, team competitions, drawing contests and handmade paper making, among other activities.

The event will also be supported by the University of Havana, the Cuban Academy of Sciences, the British Whitley Fund for Nature, the Segré Foundation and the Youth Technical Brigades, among other organizations.

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every February 2, since 1977, commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Iran, on February 2, 1971.

This pact is the first treaty on the planet concerning the conservation and wise use of wetland systems.

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