World Wetlands Day 2006 in Greece


WWD 2006 at the Evros Delta

Eleni Makrigianni (
Evros Delta Visitor Centre

World Wetlands Day was celebrated in the Evros Delta Visitor Centre on February the 2nd. This year, the celebration was organised by the Management Body of the wetland.

More than 100 schoolchildren participated, coming from villages that surround the wetland. They took part in activities like:

  • Projection of slides with the subject: "How our wetland contributes to the local economy"
  • Competition with questions relevant to the message of the day
  • Guided tour in the wetland, focusing on the values of the wetland for the local people

The event was reported on two local TV channels, 3 local newspapers and one local radio station. Interviews were given by the organisers and the children that participated in the event.

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