Today, 2 February 2020 is World Wetlands Day.
Three key messages to understand why wetlands are so important for us all are:
40 % of the world’s plant and animal species live or breed in wetlands
Wetland biodiversity (many different species) matters for life to thrive
Biodiversity is in steep decline and wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests
In Ireland, a key organisation that is supporting communities of volunteers across the country for wetland restoration is the Community Wetlands Forum.
Drummin Bog Project is a member of the Irish Community Wetlands Forum. The Drummin Bog committee members have been supported with fantastic practical knowledge of bog restoration and how to best foster community engagement, from other members outside of Carlow since the project began.
This week, the Drummin Bog project were delighted to hear that Community Wetland Forum members, Craig Bullock and Kate Flood, have produced a fantastic new guide for Communities Managing Local Wetlands and Peatlands in Ireland. Congratulations to all involved.
The Drummin Bog would especially like to share this important new Irish guide for the 2020 World Wetlands Day. We would also like to thank co-author Kate Flood who has already generously shared a lot of information with the Drummin Bog committee.
These guidelines will form an important way for us all to engage in restoring our wetlands, especially in the upcoming decade highlighted by the UN as the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
Download the guide here and get involved – learning about your local landscape is both important and a great way to get to know your community and the wider Earth community that supports us all.
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