World Wetlands Day
On the 2nd February of every year, people from nations across the globe celebrate World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the important role of wetlands for people and the planet. This year’s theme “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future,” highlights the important role of wetlands for sustainable urbanization. Prior to the 2018 WWeD, GWS promoted an online campaign to target social media followers (Facebook and Twitter). We organised a clean-up exercise along the Songor Ramsar site and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a coastal wetland of international importance situated at Ada-Foah in the Greater Accra Region. Two coastal communities, Ayigbo and Lolouyakope actively participated in the activity. Key institutions that participated were members of the District Assembly, Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS). Fifty school pupils and six teachers from the Ada-Foah Roman Catholic School were sensitized on the essentials of urban wetlands for sustainable future at the Forestry Commission’s Marine Turtle Hatchery and Conservation Centre located at Songor. Forty flyers on 2018 WWeD were distributed to increase school pupils’ knowledge on wetlands.