@JohnLucase4k being interviewed at the BotRiver Estuary a Site of Global importance for Wetland Conservation.
Commonly known as a @ramsar_convention_on_wetlands site.
The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Convention was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975.
Wetland ecologists have already documented the following environmental benefits of wetlands: water purification, flood protection, shoreline stabilization, groundwater recharge, and streamflow maintenance. Wetlands also provide habitat for fish and wildlife, including endangered species.
In 2016 there are 2,231 Ramsar Sites, protecting 214,936,005 hectares.
169 national governments are currently participating.
The convention entered into force in South Africa on 21 December 1975.
South Africa currently has 23 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites), with a surface area of 557,028 hectares
BOT - KLEINMOND ESTUARINE SYSTEM
86 species of waterbird have been recorded there.
nursery area for fish, with 41 species from 24 families recorded, of which 19 species are dependent on estuaries to complete their lifecycle. •
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Bot River, Western Cape, South Africa