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Sat, 06 Aug


Hybrid Event

Once Upon a Wetland

A two-day online youth-led forum towards the conservation of our remaining wetlands in India, featuring special guests, speakers and artists.

Once Upon a Wetland
Once Upon a Wetland

Time & Location

06 Aug 2022, 00:00 – 07 Aug 2022, 23:50

Hybrid Event

About the Event

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Once Upon a Wetland is a collaborative 2-day symposium all about empowering young people to work with India’s wonderful wetlands. This event will be co-hosted by RE-PEAT, Youth Engaged in Wetlands, and There is No Earth B

What to expect:     

🤓Learn   📕Wetlands in India crash-course   📗Current state of Indian Wetlands   📘Practices and management     🤝Connect   🌟With passionate young people   🌟Share experiences and ideas for wetland conservation     🤸‍♂️Act   🎯Team up with non-government organizations   🎯Community services and continuous engagement   🎯Raise awareness   

Why is this event being organised?   

Wetlands are some of the most powerful ecosystems when it comes to livelihoods, water, biodiversity, and climate. 

However, despite such high ecological and economical value provided by wetlands, Global Wetland Outlook published by the Ramsar Convention in 2018 pointed out that wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests.    Wetlands need to be protected effectively for their ecosystem services, along with the implementation of conservation efforts at all levels, from policy-makers to local communities, including youth!    


⭐️Day 1     🕰15:00 to 17:45 IST  

Session themes: 

 * Introduction to wetlands and linked ecosystem services  

*Community-led advocacy and public mobilisation for the conservation of local wetlands  

* Ecological modelling, use of AI, and upcoming technologies for monitoring wetlands  

* Formulation of national policies for wetland conservation and gaps in existing Indian policies     

⭐️Day 2   The second day will be all about putting the learning into on-the-ground action.     

We will be joined by organisations like Chennai Climate Action Group (@ccagofficial), There is No Earth B, Fridays for Future Andhra Pradesh (@fridaysforfuture.andhrapradesh), who will be presenting their journeys and some wetland-themed post-forum activities that you can stay involved with.    

Would your organisation like to be part of this collaboration? Send us a message!     

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