The Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago Inc. together with The Manatee Conservation Trust celebrated World Wetlands Day at the Emperor Valley Zoo.
World Wetlands Day is recognized on February 2 each year. This day marks the date of adoption of the Convention of Wetlands on February 2 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar.
Hundreds of visitors, including tourists and students of all levels, had an opportunity to visit a real life wetland educational display at the zoo.
President of MCT, Lisa Ramkissoon-Maharaj and members of staff at the Emperor Valley Zoo, carried out interactive educational talks with students focusing on the importance of wetland habitats such as the Nariva Swamp, the largest and most diverse wetland ecosystem in Trinidad and Tobago. Visitors were also given the opportunity to interact and learn about wetland animals including a blue and gold macaw and spectacled caiman.
The collaboration between ZSTT Inc. and MCT has been a major success in educating persons about wetlands.