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Celebrating World Wetlands Day with birdwatching at Zakaki Marsh

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Event Date
February 5, 2022
Event Time
12:00
Location
Zakaki Marsh
Organizer / Leader
BirdLife Cyprus & Terra Cypria
Booking required?
No booking required.
Details

BirdLife Cyprus and Terra Cypria invite you to Zakaki Marsh (Lady’s Mile area) on Saturday, 5 February, 12:00 – 14:00 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.

At the event, people of all ages will be able to enjoy the renovated bird hide of Zakaki Marsh, the birds that inhabit the surrounding wetland through binoculars and telescopes and be informed about the importance of wetlands and their conservation. The bird hide of Zakaki Marsh was renovated as part of the “MedIsWet” project, which is funded by the MAVA Foundation.

Zakaki Marsh (also known as Lake Makria) is the remnant of a once larger wetland, characterized by rich biodiversity that includes important habitats, plants, birds, invertebrates, and amphibians. The area is notably important for migratory birds, especially during winter and the spring migration. The site is also one of the few where the Ferruginous Duck, a species of global conservation concern, breeds.

During the event, guidelines pertaining to outdoor events issued by the Ministry of Health will be observed, in order to protect the public and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Entry will only be permitted upon presentation of SafePass and ID.

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