Environmental awareness has been a consistent theme in and around Johannesburg, with special focus going towards educational efforts in the field. The World Wetlands Day celebrations held at the Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia is no exception to this trend, and students from around the area learned much about the importance of often misunderstood and underappreciated wetlands.
The programme, held at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia, formed part of the World Wetlands Day during which communities are every year sensitised on the importance of wetlands.
One of the attendees, Andile Sibeko from Westbury Primary School, said she had learned how to look after and save “water animals because they provide us with food and also ensure that the water we drink is suitable for human consumption”.
The City has for some time now been running programmes to educate its residents about the importance of wetlands. A number of outreach programmes have been introduced both to share valuable information on wetlands and to ensure their preservation wherever they are found within the municipal boundaries.
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