For the first time, #WorldWetlandsDay has been recognised as a United Nations International Day of Importance.
Each year on February 2nd, as we celebrate our unique and ecologically significant wetlands, we are acknowledging the anniversary of signing the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands).
Along the south coast, we have three Ramsar wetland sites – Lake Warden and Lake Gore near Esperance and Lake Muir – due to their high significance as major habitat for migrant and resident water birds.
To find out more about the Ramsar Convention and these amazing wetlands, watch the video produced by outgoing South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc. Ramsar Project Officer Kate Pickering as she takes you on a journey of the Esperance Region:
You can also read about our stunning Ramsar wetlands in the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment biannual publication “Wetlands Australia”:…/wetlands-young-and-old-wa…
For more information on Ramsar Wetlands contact Kylie Fletcher, Land and Water Program Manager, on (e) or (p) 9076 2200
IMAGE  Lake Warden, Esperance. Photo credit: Kylie Fletcher (South Coast NRM)