Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wetland Conservation of Iceland

Concerning  to the Wetland conservation, Iceland post has issued one single stamp , which designed  Hlynur Ólafsson and  Jón Baldur Hlíðberg on September 15, 2011. The issue stamp depicted bird and its habitat.
Wetland conservation is of special significance for bird life. There are three Ramsar-areas in Iceland, Mývatn og Laxá, Grunnafjörður and Þjórsárver.
Brooks, rivers, ponds, lakes, marshes and swamps are among the areas categorized as wetlands, often regarded as the kidneys of the earth since they act as filtration systems for Mother Nature.

In many places wetlands are the base of human food production. Around 80% of natural wetlands in Europe and America have been destroyed. The draining of wetlands has decreased significantly in Iceland due to changed social conditions.

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