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| Last Updated::06/02/2024

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Celebration of World Wetlands Day, 02 February 2024

World Wetlands Day, observed on 2 February 2024, is a special day dedicated to raising awareness about the vital role of wetlands in our environment. EIACP Centre at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun organized various programme to celebrate the World Wetlands Day, 2024. The details of given below:


1. Drawing Competition, Nature walk and Cleanliness Drive at Asan Wetland Conservation Reserve

EIACP Centre at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun in collaboration with Uttarakhand Forest Department, Chakrata Division, Kalsi organized various activities such as Drawing contest, Nature walk to celebrate World Wetlands Day on 02 February 2024. The day began with a drawing competition at the Range Forest Officer's complex, engaging local school children in expressing their views of wetlands through art. 38 school children from Shishu Vidhya Mandir, Dhalipur participated in this competition. The winners were awarded with prizes along with certificates and certificate of participation to all the participants.

 Winners of the Drawing Competition:



2.    Nature walk and cleanliness drive at Asan Wetland Conservation Reserve

A Nature walk and cleanliness drive was also organised at Asan Wetland Conservation Reserve along with the program in which more than 70 participants including forest officers, forest guard trainees, staff, school students, teachers and WII-EIACP Centre officials participated. This cleanliness drive around the barrage, led by the Range Forest Officer and Forest Daroga trainees, highlighting the importance of maintaining clean natural spaces. The day continued with a nature walk for children, focusing on the significance of migratory birds at the Asan Barrage, culminating in an essay writing competition that showcased the participants' resilience and creativity. The events were meticulously planned and executed, ensuring a smooth and engaging experience for all participants. The venues were chosen for their relevance to the theme and their accessibility to the participants. Adequate provisions were made for refreshments, with lunch included in the day's activities at Asan Barrage Wetland.


3. Essay Writing Competition at Arya Interschool, Subhash Nagar, Dehradun

EIACP Programme Centre at Wildlife Institute of India also organized an essay writing competition for students from 9th to 12th grades, focusing on the theme of wetlands and their importance to humans and the environment. The event provided a platform for students to articulate their understanding and perspectives on wetland conservation. Mr. Jyoti Prasad Nautiyal, Programme Officer, EIACP-WII briefed childrens about the importance of the day and how we can to save our wetlands and how we can inspire others to do the same for nature and their conservation. The high level of participation and the quality of essays submitted were indicative of the event's success, with winners being honored with certificates and goodies.

First Prize: Shivani Vishwakarma

Second Prize: Vanshika

Third Prize:  Deepika





4. Online Quiz Competition on Wetlands

EIACP Programme Centre at Wildlife Institute of India also organized an Online Quiz Competition to raise mass awareness on Wetlands among the students and citizens of India. More than 780 participants participated in this online quiz competition and received e-certificate for their participation.


5. Release of Poster on Wetlands of India
EIACP Programme Centre at Wildlife Institute of India released a poster on Wetlands of India focusing on this year's theme to draw attention to the connection between global wetland health and human welfare in all domains—physical, mental, and environmental. Wetlands protect the 60% of people who live near coastlines from hurricanes, tsunamis, and storm surges. Approximately 1 in 8 people depend on wetlands for their livelihood in ways that also provide transportation, recreation, food, and water supplies.