World Wetlands Day Feb. 2, 2013
February 2 each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials so that government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conservation organizations, and groups of citizens can help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.
Mangrove Buckeye – Junonia evarete, Family: NYMPHALIDAE, its only larval food plant is Black Mangrove – Avicennia germinans, Family: AVICENNIACEAE.
Meagre Bay Pond
Meagre Bay Pond, east of Bodden Town, Grand Cayman, is a protected area designated as an Animal Sanctuary. This large saline lagoon is part of the larger Central Mangrove Wetlands, which have been proposed as a Ramsar site. It is a favorite spot to watch resident and migratory birds, ducks, waders, shorebirds, Osprey and Merlin.