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“World Rivers Day 30 September 2012”

“World Rivers Day is an annual global celebration of the worlds waterways, observed on the last Sunday in September. Established in 2005 by the internationally renowned river conservationist Mark Angelo, World Rivers Day highlights the global importance of rivers and aims to increase public awareness and encourage greater stewardship of rivers around the world.”

“Rivers underpin many freshwater ecosystems and play a critical role in sustaining the lives of thousands of different species and habitats worldwide. Despite their importance, rivers and their associated freshwater ecosystems are actually extremely rare. Only 3% of the worlds water is fresh water, and freshwater ecosystems account for less than 1% of the planets total surface area,” quoting ARKive.org
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Posted by Steve on September 30, 2012 at 12:08 am | Permalink

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