International Day of the Wetlands – Manchegan Style

2012_02_02 PO - European Golden-Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)
European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

Today was the International Day of the Wetlands which here in La Mancha we have some of the best in the world. Continuously under threat by man, agriculture, habitat loss and climate change they play a vital role not only for flora and fauna, but for life itself. So I´ll just stop typing and hope you enjoy six of many, many, many good reasons as to why they should be protected.

2012_02_02 PO - Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

2012_02_01 LN - Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

2012_02_01 LN - Flamingo (Pheonicopterus ruber)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

2012_02_01 LN - Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
2012_02_02 PO - Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Western Marsh-harrier (Circus aeruginosus

 Visit the Manchegan Wetlands with Oretani Wildlife.

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