February 2, Wangdue: The first World Wetlands Day on disaster risk reduction was celebrated in Gangtey-Phobji Ramsar Site. The officials from the Department of Forest and Park Services, Watershed Management Division, Wangdue Territorial Division and the public of two geogs of Gangtey and Phobji had attended the event.
It is noted that the frequency of natural hazards worldwide has more than doubled in just 35 years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts more extreme weather events as the effects of climate change are felt around the world, while according to UN-Water, some 90% of all natural hazards are water-related.
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