Walk on Dry Land for World Wetlands Day on 2 February

beyond Seymour tower

Explore almost 2 miles from shore

World Wetlands Day 2014 is on Sunday 2nd February. Keep your Wellington boots (almost) dry and join Derek and Trudie Hairon from Jersey Walk Adventures on one of the lowest tides of the year. They’ll be heading for Karame beacon to explore the seabed almost 2 miles from shore in the South East Coastal Ramsar Wetlands Site. Karame is a spot yachtsmen usually sail around, not stand upon.

Discover the rock pools and marine life of this remarkable area on World Wetlands Day.

Advance booking is essential as group size is limited both for safety and to appreciate this remarkable experience.

Walks:

Feb 1 Saturday- The Two Towers walk to Icho and Seymour Towers at 1200

Feb 2 Sunday- Walk to the end of Jersey. Karame Beacon 2 miles offshore at 1245. Join us on World Wetlands Day 2014 in the South east coastal Ramsar Wetlands site on one of the lowest tides of the year.

About World Wetlands day

walking on the seabed in jersey

Exploring beyond Seymour Tower

Jersey’s South East Coastal Ramsar Wetlands Site was established 13 years ago to protect and draw attention to the unique marine environment of Jersey.

Named after the town in Iran where the Convention was officially created in 1971, the Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for international cooperation and conservation. At the centre of the Ramsar philosophy is the concept of “wise use”.

“Wise use” has at its heart the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources, for the benefit of islanders and visitors alike.

From its early and controversial beginnings in Jersey which saw the creation of the South East Coastal Ramsar Wetlands Site the concept has gained local acceptance. Jersey now boasts the somewhat unusual distinction of having more square kilometres of Ramsar designated wetlands areas than it has dry land – Jersey 118 sq km compared to 187.56 sq km Ramsar area!

Jersey has designated 4 Ramsar sites:

  • South East Coast of Jersey – 32.10 sq km
  • Les Écréhous & Les Dirouilles – 54.59 sq km
  • Les Minquiers – 95.75 sq km
  • Les Pierres de Lecq (The Paternosters) – 5.12 sq km

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