World Wetlands Day To Be Celebrated At Tralee Centre

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World Wetlands Day takes place on Friday, February 2 and the Tralee Bay Wetlands have a few events to mark the date.

February 2 marks the adoption of the Ramsar Accord, a global treaty signed by over 150 countries that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of our fast-vanishing wetlands.

At over 2000 Ramsar sites worldwide, schools, communities and organisations are celebrating everything that wetlands provide us, while raising awareness of the need to protect these fragile landscapes.

In keeping with this year’s Ramsar theme, “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre will be running community events on their own patch of urban wetland right here in Tralee to coincide with World Wetlands Day 2018.

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On Friday, February 2nd, centre ecologist, Dr David McCormick will be giving a free talk on how wetlands can be built into sustainable urban planning at 4.30pm in the Visitor Centre.

On Sunday, February 4th, they will be celebrating the wildlife of an urban wetland with pond dipping, eco arts and crafts, some wetlands experiments  and more.

Join them for a family friendly – child friendly event between 11.30am – 1pm  and or 2.30pm – 4pm.  Cost €5 per child, supervising adults are free of charge. Pre booking advised as to avoid disappointment.

For outdoor events please bring suitable outdoor clothing/footwear and wellies for the kids. For all queries please call the centre on 066 7126700, visit the website, or email

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