Wetlands Day in Western Cape
WoF in the Western Cape together with South African National Parks, CapeNature and the Thembalethu Community members celebrated World Wetlands Day by hosting a wetlands and fire awareness campaign for 60 Tyholora Primary School children and facilitators.
The day was spent learning about the importance of wetlands and the advantages and disadvantages fire has on wetlands. Working on Fire Community Awareness Officer, Rayganah Rhoda, said: “Fire is both an advantage and disadvantage to wetlands therefore it is important that we protect our wetlands areas as wetlands host a huge variety of life, protect our coastlines, and also provides a natural sponge against river flooding.”
“We thank our stakeholders for a great partnership and pulling together a successful wetlands programme,” says Rhoda.