Friday, February 15, 2013

World Wetland Day to be celebrated at Kuching National Park


KUCHING: The state-level World Wetland Day will be celebrated tomorrow at Sungai Lemidin, Kuching National Park (Taman Negara Kuching).

Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan will be the guest-of-honour to officiate at the ceremony.

A press statement issued by Information Department yesterday said Kuching National Park Wetland was declared the first Ramsar site (Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance designated under the Ramsar Convention) in the state on Nov 8, 2005. It is the fifth Ramsar site in the country.

This year’s World Wetland Day themed ‘Tanah Lembap Menjaga Kelestarian Air’ aims to raise awareness on the importance of wetlands to provide sufficient water sources for all living things, including human beings.

This year, a few programmes will be held such as a colouring contest for primary schools, an essay writing competition for primary and secondary schools and a photography competition for the media in conjunction with the occasion.

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