World Wetlands Day in Romania

15/03/2007

Danube Delta


World wetlands day was celebrated with Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority (DDBRA). It was a very nice action , which was at DDBRA headquarters.

The action started with a short speech from Ms Liliana Ivancenco, chief of ecological education sector from DDBRA. After that she also presented the new project for schools from Danube Delta" Danube Delta children's promotes the European values".

Next we looked at the RAMSAR video which was translated by me, the representant from Waste Management Information and Education Center (WMIEC). Then children from Grigore Antipa School told us about Grigore Antipa who was a very important person in our region. He built here a fishery. We also had some poetry about wetlands.

We had some information, brought by MS Claudia Iosifescu- WMIEC coordinator, about traditional calendar for February , and I also presented a very useful information for a amateur fisherman - Fish and meteorology.

Then was the interactive part of the action, when the children played the RAMSAR game and the winner were children from the 2nd grade. To continue the interactive part we made the workshop with paper wish provided by RAMSAR.

During the action in the room were some fish made from recycled materials made by children from Agricultural College "Nicolae Cornateanu" Tulcea and other schools from city.

We finished the action with a game, where the children must recognize the fish from the screen. It was a success because the children didn't have problems to recognize them.

After that we asked the children to create a message for the Ramsar Secretariat.

Next it's the message from WMIEC volunteers:

Dear friends,

This year we celebrate 10 years from the first World wetlands day celebration, so we, from the Danube Delta gate , Waste Management Information and Education Center volunteers, and students from Tulcea schools celebrate the WWD together with other millions of people. From 1991, Danube Delta is on RAMSAR list near over 1600 sites. Together, through awareness actions we bring to citizens the importance of wetlands, for it's economic, natural, and scientific resources.

This year theme is a alarm signal, especially for the Delta population which often suffer from poaching and fish overexploitation. Let's fight together for wetlands health.

A friendly salute,

WMIEC volunteers

-- George Caracas

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