Wetlands are a vital component of the water cycle

The complex interaction of their elements – water, soil, plants and animals fulfil many important functions and provide important ecological services. Wetlands are providers and users of water. They maintain their structure and functions, and they provide water for us and other animals and plants.

  • Wetlands mean wildlife
  • Wetlands mean water
  • Wetlands mean flood control
  • Wetlands mean climate change mitigation
  • Wetlands mean landscape

That’s it folks for another year!! Our aim for World Wetlands Day 2023 is that the Monaghan County Heritage Office will be able to host some “live” event on our wetlands for you to enjoy.

We hope our speakers have given you some interesting and valuable information about our wetlands.

And remember we need to VALUE, MANAGE, RESTORES and of course LOVE our Wetlands

Happy World Wetlands Day 2022

Paul Sherlock, Conservation Officer

  • Value wetlands for the multiple benefits and nature-based solutions they provide for human well-being and a healthy planet.
  • Manage wetlands wisely and use them sustainably so we can conserve them and maintain the health of these critically important ecosystems.
  • Restore lost and degraded wetlands to revive the rich biodiversity and life found in these life-sustaining ecosystems.

Next Up we have Paul Sherlock, Conservation Officer on the CANN project (www.thecannproject.org)

Paul is also a keen footballer

World Wetlands Day – Billy Flynn, Ecologist

World Wetlands Day is the ideal time to increase people’s understanding of these critically important ecosystems.
This is an urgent call to act. It is an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital in order to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing altogether — and to restore those we have already lost.

Our next video features Billy Flynn, Ecologist
Billy Flynn works in the area of environmental consultancy and is no stranger to the countys wetlands

Wetland Statistics

Wetland Statistics

Wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaption, fresh water availability, world economies and more.

It is urgent that we raise national and global awareness about wetlands in order to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them.

Our second video this morning is by Rory Sheehan.

Rory is the Co-ordinator for the CANN (Colleberative Action Natura Network) project on Sliabh Beagh. www.thecannproject.org

He works in Monaghan County Council and is also interested in Athletics.

Wetlands Facts

Nearly 90% of the worlds wetlands have been degraded since the 1700’s

We are losing wetlands 3 times faster than forests

Our first video features Enda Fields who is from Emyvale, Co Monaghan.

Enda is a member of the Emyvale Tidy Towns and is a community activist for water quality and the environment

He works in Dundalk IT in the Department of Built Environment/School of Engineering