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Monday, 23 November 2020 07:43

Ramsar status for Wairio

Written by Alison Murray
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From left: DU Directors Jim Law and Adrienne Bushell, Wellington Regional Councillor Adrienne Staples, Defence Minister Ron Mark, and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage. From left: DU Directors Jim Law and Adrienne Bushell, Wellington Regional Councillor Adrienne Staples, Defence Minister Ron Mark, and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

Wairarapa Moana, which includes the Wairio wetland, has been recognised as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Wetland Convention.

Wairio has been Ducks Unlimited’s most significant, and its most rewarding, project over the past 15 years.

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage, in announcing Ramsar’s decision at a ceremony at Lake Onoke on August 21, congratulated all the partners involved, including Ducks Unlimited.

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