We received an email from the "Environment, Science, Technology & Health" department at U.S. Embassy in Rabat about the upcoming photo contest for World Wetlands Day 2012, which will be celebrated under the theme: “Wetlands tourism: a great experience”. This years's event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat. They invited us to contribute by photos to this event, and we in turn invite all of you to contribute by your best photos from Morocco. They sent us this PDF file (1,78MB) about Wetlands Day Photo Celebration and the following information:
The photo celebration theme is “Wetlands tourism: a great experience” and the celebration solicits the submission of photographs in four Wetland areas: wildlife, landscapes, plants, and tourists, to be uploaded by the public to an OES Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/wwd2012photocelebration/
We note that the Ramsar Convention website has some information on World Wetlands Day 2012 available here.
The brochure toward the bottom of that web page contains some helpful information – since it is 12MB we have not attached it here.
We will notify by January 30th the favorites in each category as well as a fan favorite photo from each country for posting on your social media and web site on World Wetland Day February 2.
On February 2, 2012 the fan favorites will be recognized through postings on multiple entities’ websites and social media. In addition to the Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – with whom DOS shares responsibility for the Ramsar Convention – the Ramsar Convention Secretariat will post this information on their sites. We have also secured agreement from the Ramsar Convention’s five International Organization Partners (Birdlife International, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Wetlands International, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)), which are officially recognized under the Convention, to post the fan favorites on their websites and social media outlets.
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World Wetlands Day 2012 celebration: “Wetlands tourism: a great experience” (Ramsar)