On September 26, at Vinh Chau A Primary and Secondary School (Tan Hung District, Long An), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) participated in holding a canvas painting competition with the theme “I love the nature of Lang Sen Wetland”. Cooperated. For more than 50 students of the school.
In 2015 Lang Sen Wetland Reserve was recognized as the 7th Ramsar site (wetland of global importance) in Vietnam and 2,227th in the world.
With an area of approximately 5,000 hectares in the 3 communes Vinh Chau An, Vinh Dai and Vinh Loi, Tan Hung District, Long An, it is a conservation area considered an umbilical zone, focusing entirely on ecological conditions, remaining pristine. Nature throughout the Dong Thap Muoi area.
Currently, IUNC is supporting the planting of an additional 17 hectares of melaleuca forest here.
In the competition, students were able to independently create their perspective on the world’s important wetlands where they live on canvas bags within 90 minutes, and participated in games. Improve knowledge about the importance of wetland ecosystems.
The 10 winning works in today’s competition are all green works, with attractive themes of lotus, birds and cranes, reflecting the daily realities of children when looking towards the core area of the Ramsar Lang area. Kamal on the way to school.
After today’s competition, on September 27 and 28, the organizers will continue with two more competitions in Vinh Dai Middle School and Vinh Loi Middle School, in which a total of about 600 students will participate.
The IUNC representative said that the Ramsar Convention Secretariat has chosen the theme of World Wetlands Day 2023.Restore Wetlands Today – Over 35% of natural wetlands have been lost in the last 50 years – Your choices, voices and actions drive the wetland restoration trend,
Drawing and participating in learning more knowledge from indigenous students in the buffer zone of the Lang Sen Ramsar site will contribute to spreading this message, so as to strengthen the conservation of nature and wetlands in general. Especially the importance of Dong Thap Muoi for future generations.