The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) envisaged the concept of “Wetland Mitra” which includes the participation of local stakeholders in wetland conservation and wise use. Wetland Mitra means ‘Friends of Wetlands’ Motivated volunteers from diverse stakeholder groups working together to protect wetlands and actively engage in conservation initiatives to manage these natural resources.
A wetland Mitra is a volunteer who helps to protect and conserve wetlands. They are trained to identify and report threats to wetlands and they work to educate the public about the importance of wetlands. Wetland Mitras play an important role in protecting these valuable ecosystems.
Wetlands are important for a variety of reasons. They provide habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals including many that are endangered or threatened. They also help to filter water, store floodwaters and provide recreation opportunities.
Wetlands are threatened by various sources, including pollution, development and climate change. Wetland Mitras help to protect wetlands by working to reduce these threats. Wetland Mitras play an important role in protecting these valuable ecosystems. If you are interested in helping to protect wetlands, I encourage you to consider becoming a Wetland Mitra.
Here are some of the things that Wetland Mitras can do to help protect wetlands:
• Identify and report threats to wetlands.
• Removing encroachments from wetlands
• Educate the public about the importance of wetlands.
• Help to restore degraded wetlands.
• Advocate for policies that protect wetlands.
• Volunteer their time to help with wetland conservation projects.
• Conducting research on wetland.
Want to become a Wetland Mitra and contribute towards wetland conservation? Learn more about the role of Mitras
Follow the below steps:
1. Register yourself as a wetland mitra with the Wetlands India web portal then you get the Wetland Mitra ID.
2. Using Wetland Mitra ID you can register here for better communication with us.