conservation awareness among the communities living close to the wetland sites, and also take the programme to local people, businessmen, industrialists, politicians, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders.
8.2 Conduct awareness programmes in view of the possibility of overuse of wetlands resources by local communities while fulfilling their needs
8.3 Identify important stakeholders from the point of view of wetlands conservation and management, and make them aware of the importance of wetlands, their functions and the benefits of conservation.
8.4 Since that the success of wetlands conservation and wise use of wetlands resources depend on the active participation of local inhabitants, take steps to empower and make them aware of the importance of wetlands conservation for their active participation in the wise use of wetlands resources. The awareness activities should be especially focused on specific groups such as the Majhi, who live around wetlands and depend on wetlands resources for their livelihoods.
8.5 Encourage the active role of local bodies, educational institutions, NGOs and the media to inform local people and make them aware of the importance of wetlands ecosystems as well as the legal and administrative provisions pertaining to wetlands conservation.
8.6 Disseminate and publicize information on wetlands along with the status, maps, policies and laws pertaining to wetland conservation through audio-visual and other medium of communication.