A celebration for World Wetlands Day will be held at the Oroklini Lake on Saturday, within the scope of the Pandoteira project.

The celebrations will include activities such as bird watching, searching for aquatic invertebrates, and a short tour of the lake.

The event’s organisers said “World Wetlands Day is an opportunity to remember the vital role wetlands play in the environment and human wellbeing.”

They went on to list the benefits of wetlands, which include the fact that they clean and store drinking water, host 40 per cent of the world’s flora and fauna, protect against floods and drought, and attract half the world’s tourists.

The Pandoteira project deals with the management of the Natura 2000 network across the island. It is co-financed by the European Union.