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Campaign For Wetland Conservation Launched In Goa

The campaign is structured on a “whole of society” approach for wetlands conservation, enabling affirmative action at all levels and involving all strata of the society, a senior official from the Union ministry said.

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Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav
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Union Minister Bhupender Yadav on Saturday launched the "Save Wetlands Campaign" in Goa, under which citizen partnerships will be built for conservation of wetlands.

The campaign is structured on a “whole of society” approach for wetlands conservation, enabling affirmative action at all levels and involving all strata of the society, a senior official from the Union ministry said.

The campaign, which will be conducted over the next one year, will involve sensitising people about the value of wetlands, increasing the coverage of wetland mitras and building citizen partnerships for conservation, he said. Two publications, "India's 75 Amrit Dharohar- India's Ramsar Sites Factbook" and "Managing Climate Risks in Wetlands - A Practitioner's Guide", were also released on the occasion.

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The minister interacted with wetlands managers of states and listened to their experiences. In his address, Yadav highlighted the critical role played by the wetland ecosystem in securing ecological, economic and climate security. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was also present for the launch.

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