World Wetlands Day 2019
Dubai Municipality celebrated Wetlands World Day 2019 by organizing series of events under the theme “Wetlands and Climate Change”. World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2nd of February every year with the aim to protect wetlands and promote wise use of the natural resources by organizing activities and involving public participation.
The celebration of Wetlands Day is in line with Dubai Municipality’s efforts to strengthen its strategic plan and the strategic pillars of environmental protection and sustainability of natural resources. The celebration was organized at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary on February 8th during which the public participated to plant mangrove saplings inside the sanctuary. Dubai Municipality also organized the screening of a film at Orbi Dubai Cinema at Mirdif City Center on wetlands in Arabic and English, and visited primary schools to create awareness on wetlands and its significance to the community.
Wetlands are important areas and hold great economic value as a source of food supply and fresh water. Through its awareness programs, the Dubai Municipality is keen to explain its benefits that positively affect the climate and raise awareness for its protection.