Useful links for International Wetlands Day 2022
check all links for working-order and currency (Sept 2021)
- http://www.ramsar.org/activity/world-wetlands-day-2016 (Ramsar page for International Wetlands Day 2016)
- http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/ (Ramsar – special page for the 2016 IWD)
- http://www.field-studies-council.org/publications.aspx (A range of really useful field-sheets you can use in the wetlands to identify various plants, animals and birds. These laminated field sheets are produced and supplied by the Field Studies Council in the UK, delivery is approximately 5 days for addresses in Ireland).
- https://www.environment.gov.au/water/wetlands/world-wetlands-day (Australian Government webpage for International Wetlands Day 2016 – check out the fact sheets)
- http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/world/world-wetlands-day (Time and Date AS, Norway – special page for world Wetlands day 2016).
- Time and Date AS (“Aksjeselskap”) is a private, limited liability company owned by creator Steffen Thorsen. The company is based near Stavanger, Norway. It is registered in the Norwegian “Foretaksregisteret”
- Google’s page on Images for International Wetland’s Day 2016
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wetlands_Day (Wikipedia page in International Wetland’s Day)
- http://www.personal.ceu.hu/students/03/nature_conservation/wwddetail/Role_WWD.html (Comments on the origins of the annual International Wetlands Day – students)
- http://www.wetlandsurveysireland.com/wetlands/map-of-irish-wetlands–/index.html (The Wetlands Survey of Ireland – good mapping resources and information on how you can find a wetland near you – wherever you are in Ireland)
- http://irishwetlands.ie/ (Ireland’s Ramsar Wetlands Committee – no specific information here on International Wetlands Day 2016 (when checked 10/01/2016))
- http://www.noticenature.ie/files/Leaflet%20Web.pdf (a nice leaflet by the Irish Ramsar wetlands Committee)
- http://www.iwt.ie/what-we-do/wetlands (Irish Wildlife Trust – brief on wetlands in Irelands, the main threats and what is being done to protect them)
- http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Wildlife/WetlandsBookletFinal.pdf (beautiful booklet on wetlands in the Irish context)
- http://www.defenders.org/wetlands/basic-facts (Defenders works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill (Washington D.C. USA) to protect and restore imperilled wildlife across North America and around the world)
- http://www.loughboora.com/nature/lakes-wetlands/ (lakes & wetlands associated with Bord na Mona).
- http:// www.ecolandscapes.ie/habitat-types/ponds-and-wetlands (This Irish eco-friendly website provides baseline information, primarily on how to create woodland habitats using native tree and shrub species in urban, semi-urban and rural locations. Information is also provided on how to create ponds, wetlands and native wildflower meadows/semi-natural grasslands and to encourage native wildlife).
- http://www.wetlands.org/Whatarewetlands/tabid/202/Default.aspx (this group from the Netherlands has good resources on wetlands. See their Mission, Vision & Strategy in the next link, too)
- http://www.wetlands.org/Aboutus/VisionMission/tabid/58/Default.aspx This Dutch group believes that the rate of loss and deterioration of wetlands such as lakes, marshes and rivers is accelerating in all regions of the world. They are deeply concerned about the impact of this loss on nature, on people who rely on wetlands for their water, fish and other sustenance, on resilience to extreme weather events (which is hugely relevant to us here in Ireland), and addressing the challenge of climate change. They believe that we can halt and reverse this negative trend.
- http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/en/Resident/Heritage/Waterford,Wetlands,Seminar/ (Waterford Seminar (2013) on wetlands – links to talks & papers included here)
- http://www.epa.gov/wetlands (US EPA wetlands pages)
- http://www.worldwildlife.org/habitats/wetlands (World Wildlife Fund – general information on wetlands).