The Wildlife Division (WD), of the Forestry Commission (FC), has celebrated the 2023 World Wetlands Day at the Densu-Delta Lagoon, Weija.
The second day of February of each year, is celebrated as World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands in the sustenance of the world’s ecosystem and support for livelihood. The theme for 2023, “It’s Time for Wetland Restoration”, is in alignment with the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which is to galvanise action for wetlands restoration around the globe.
Mr. Bernard Asamoah-Boateng, the Executive Director (ED) of WD, interacted with some journalists to sensitise them about the Day and also mobilise support for the conservation of wetlands to safeguard the environment.
He explained to the media that, people should not see development only as the building of structures or infrastructure, but also the conservation of natural endowment like wetlands, which is good for the purification of the environment and ecosystem.
Mr. Asamoah-Boateng also thanked the Panbros Salt Industry for helping the Division with six information boards (Signboards) to sensitise community members about the importance of conserving the Densu-Delta Wetland area.
Mr Asamoah-Boateng was accompanied by the Wetlands Operations Manager, WD, Mr. Dickson Agyeman, and a section of WD Managers and staff.
Wetlands are land areas that are saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally and are the world’s most productive environments, a cradle of biological biodiversity that supports high concentration of birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and invertebrate species
In Ghana, there are six designated wetlands, covering a total area of 178,410 hectares. They are Owabi Inland Freshwater Wetland; Anglo-Keta Lagoon Complex; Songor Lagoon; Muni Pomadze Lagoon; Densu-Delta Lagoon and Sakumo Lagoon, all under the management of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission.