Wednesday, February 2, 2011

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is marked annually to raise awareness of wetlands and their importance to both people and the environment. This year's theme is Forests for water and wetlands, and I wrote this story about some of the work the Wildlands Conservation Trust is doing on the Mkhuze floodplain in Northern KWaZulu Natal.

Riverine Forests such as this one on the Mkhuze floodplain in northern KwaZulu Natal form part of a vital catchment area for the iSimangaliso wetland system.

photo: Maryann Rivers-Moore/Wildlands Conservation Trust