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World Wetlands Day Poster Competition

World Wetlands Day Poster Competition

February 2, 2013: This World Wetlands Day, which is celebrated on 2nd February, the Bombay Natural History Society Conservation Centre (BNHS CEC), in collaboration with the Rotary Club, is organising a poster competition for schools. This date marks the signing of the 'Convention on Wetlands' in 1971 at Ramsar, Iran.

Every year, Sewri Mudflats in Mumbai are visited by thousands of pink migratory birds – Flamingos. They arrive in the city late November, remain with us till May and depart just before the monsoon. Sewri, though not a Ramsar site, has been declared as an Important Bird Area.

Wetlands are essential ecological features in any landscape, as they are home to hundreds of species of birds along with fishes, mammals and insects. Mumbai is slowly losing its wetlands, which are home to large mangrove stretches – the storm dividers for the Mumbai coast. To create awareness about wetlands and their inhabitants on this eco-day, the BNHS CEC, in collaboration with Rotary Club is organising a Poster Competition for schools. This is a call to all teachers, parents and students who believe in this cause and would like to help develop an educational and innovative exhibition on wetlands.

Theme: Save Wetlands, Save Flamingos

Date: February 2, 2013

Venue: BNHS CEC, Goregaon

Time: 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Eligibility Criteria: Students of standards 5 to 9 (Two groups; Lesser Flamingo: Std. 5 to 7, Greater Flamingo: Std. 8 to 10).

Poster Specification: A poster is a visual medium that communicates the theme with images and interesting facts. The image and text ratio should be 75:25. The medium is water colour and the language is English. The poster size is the usual chart paper (21.75" x 27.75").

Entry: Free. Poster materials will be provided to the students such as chart paper, water colours, brushes, however students are encouraged to bring along other accessories as per their choice. Snacks and lunch will be provided by us.

Prizes: Attractive BNHS publications and products will be given away as prizes.

Last date for registration: January 28, 2013

How to Apply: Schools need to nominate students with artistic flair. Interested students need to fill up the application form which can be downloaded from www.bnhs.org or request via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For details contact: Ms Amandeep Kaur, Education Officer on 9594953425 / 9594929107


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