World Wetlands Day 2004 -- Slovenia


WWD2004 on the River Mura

NGO Tabrih from Vescica has organised a friendly Sunday afternoon at river Mura with more than 130 people. We have walked through the wetland area beside the river Mura and across the frozen old river branches / berek. This part of the Mura wetland is on the border with Croatia, so we met the Croatian people at the river cross - Hotiza river-ferry. We have discussed about the border, which should be changed in new Europe, and about the nature protection act. On the Croatian side, the river Mura with wetlands is already protected; in Slovenia discussion about Natura 2000 is in progress. The number of walkers each year is bigger and shows that more and more people like wetlands, so we hope that also the state interest for Protection will be in big enough. You can visit also our website (Reported by Stanka Desnik, member of Tabrih)

kind regards from Mura region

Stanka Desnik, landscape architect

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