1 Tahrcountry Musings: World Rivers Day

Monday, September 26, 2011

World Rivers Day

Today is World Rivers Day. More than a million people in over 60 countries will participate in the event. This annual celebration with its origins in British Columbia has now evolved into a global event. The day aims to highlight the importance of rivers around the world. It also gives a fillip to the protection of these important freshwater habitats that benefits people and wildlife alike.

The most threatened group of animals in the world are freshwater fish (36% threatened with extinction), compared to mammals (21%) and birds (12%). So the day assumes an added significance

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