Next month kicks off with a key event in the environmental calendar World Wetlands Day takes place on February 2nd, and aims to raise awareness for this vital ecosystem.

The goal of this global event is to heighten appreciation of wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide, including acting as a habitat for rare and protected species such as water birds, otter, water vole and the countless fish and plant species that all rely on the wetlands for their homes.

World Wetlands Day 2021

Our Ecology colleagues are big fans of the wetlands and the recreation opportunities they offer; particularly right now when we find ourselves in another lockdown situation  – a leisurely walk along a river or exploring a reservoir is not only a great way to get fresh air and enjoy some exercise, but it’s also a chance to connect with nature and appreciate just how much the great outdoors has to offer.

So, we’re encouraging everyone to mark World Wetlands Day by getting out and about to experience the wetlands close by and say hi to the local residents… Team HL will be sharing the photos of the creatures they meet over the coming two weeks along with some facts about the value wetlands provide as we support the campaign to #RestoreWetlands.

Harris Lamb’s Ecology team includes specialists in aquatic ecology and wetland, offering aquatic ecology services for conservation and development projects in and around wetland sites.

 For more information, contact the team on 0121 455 9455.