World Wetlands Day 2008 -- Georgia


Young Biologists' Association "Bio-Rhythm"

Georgia: On 1-4 February 2008 the Young Biologists' Association "Bio-Rhythm" has organized the eco-seminars in the schools of three villages: Supsa, Grmagele and Tskaltsminda. These schools are located around the Kolkheti wetlands (Ramsar site) in West of Georgia. The eco-seminars were organized in the range of the project "Investment in Schools Around Supsa Terminal (ISAST)", which is managed by CARE International in Caucasus. There were formed Nature Clubs in mentioned schools and these clubs are involved in permanent environmental activities. Eco-seminars covered the issues of wetland importance, biodiversity of Kolkheti wetlands, migratory birds of Kolkheti wetlands, etc. There were also discussed the issues of climate change and how the behavior of population affects normal functioning of wetlands. Nature Club member students decided to organize school conference on the issues of Kolkheti Wetlands in order to further spread the information about the importance of these unique wetland areas and to involve public in their protection. They also prepared posters to be exhibited in their schools.

George Magradze

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