WORLD WETLANDS DAY
Wetlands are one of the most important and threatened ecosystems in the world. Unsustainable agriculture, urbanisation and poor waste management have destroyed these vital areas which provide many ecosystem services. World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on the 2nd of February to raise awareness for the conservation and protection of our wetlands.
Celebrating our local wetland ecosystem, the Marico Oog is a natural dolomitic spring with crystal clear water, floating water lilies, and a fresh water bed of broad-leaved plants. This place of magical beauty is home to various fish species, crab and fresh water eels. Not only aesthetic to the eye but The Marico Oog also feeds the Limpopo river and produces 200 000 litres of water per hour… that’s enough to celebrate her majesty!
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