In this year's celebration, as in the past years, the activities
had been largely adapted to the theme appropriately chosen by
the Ramsar Secretariat - "No Wetlands, No Water".
It aimed to communicate the importance of wetlands as a vital
component of the freshwater cycle. The sub-themes that the
celebration took as messages for its information campaign were:
freshwater, is there enough?
water for ecosystems?
wetlands, water and poverty eradication
Since it fell on a Sunday, the activities revolved around the
family. The World Wetlands Day was celebrated at the
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature
Center. To attract more people to the
celebration, the entrance fee was waived for that day.
The park was thus filled with many people who took part in
the world wetland day activities. The celebration
commenced with the holding of a holy mass/prayer at the
park's grotto, right beside the park's lake. It was
followed by a mini-concert featuring local artists, such
as Hibla, Music Harmony and First Light
Chorale, who helped drum up support for wetlands
In support of the activities and to promote wetlands
conservation among the park visitors, signages were put up
all over the park.
paying tribute to wetlands. . .
To the Friends of the Society who helped to make the events possible and successful -
BMP Environment and Community Care
Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas
Philippine Association of Environmental Assessors and Professionals
Philippine Sustainable Development Network Foundation, Inc.
Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau
and to our CLEAR partners:
Laguna Lake Development Authority
Unilever – Philippines