World Wetlands Day: We are here again to remind you of this important day in our country as well as the world. 2nd February each year is World Wetlands Day and Malawi will join the rest of the world in commemorating the day through a panel discussion organized by CEPA and Department of National Parks and WildLife. This Year's theme is “WETLANDS AND AGRICULTURE: PARTNERS FOR GROWTH
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In Malawi wetland provide the basis for human survival and development. Most communities in Malawi depend in wetlands for their livelihoodsâ€¦â€¦â€¦.click to continue
Despite this importance, most wetlands in Malawi have been threatened and risk drying like Lake Chilwa among others. With increasing effects of climate change, human population and acceleration of development, the demand for wetland ecosystem services is likely to grow, unfortunately, wetland will not be able to provide such services. Other wetlands in Malawi include Marshes of Ruwenya Hills, Marshes of Fort Hill Plain, Wetlands of South Rukuru River, lake Malawi, Lake Chilwa, The shire Marshes and Lake Chiuta.
World wetland Day 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. Each year since 1997, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conservation organizations, and groups of citizens commemorate this day to raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.