The Museum is celebrating World Wetlands Day 2nd February 2022 with a display opening soon! It is an annually celebration since the 1971 adoption of the International Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian City of Ramsar.

Each year there’s a new theme for World Wetlands Day and events are held throughout the country. It’s an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing and to restore those we have degraded. This year’s theme is Wetlands Action for People and Nature. The Waipā District has many peat lakes, wetland areas and people who provide time and energy to ensuring our wetlands are protected, restored and open for public to enjoy.



Courtesy of Waipā District Council - Peat Lakes and Wetlands document

The formation of the Waipā Peat Lakes and Wetlands Accord was a milestone in working towards achieving focussed multi-agency conservation and management. The Accord has been in place since 2002 and aims to align the activities of management agencies and iwi, in working towards the restoration and enhancement of peat lakes and wetlands in the Waipā District. (Waipā district Peat Lakes and Wetlands document)

World Wetlands Day

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