It is good to receive news from The Nature Club of La Martiniere for Girls, our partner school in Kolkata. In collaboration with the organisation PUBLIC (People United for a Better Living in Calcutta) they celebrated World Wetlands Day with a trip to the East Kolkata Wetlands. Following the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, signed in the Iranian city on the shores of the Caspian Sea, various projects have been undertaken across the world. Seminars, nature works, children’s art contests, sampan races, community clean-up days, radio and television interviews and the launch of new wetland policies have involved over 100,000 participants. With the theme ‘Wetlands for our Future’ the girls visited one of the largest accumulations of sewage fed fish ponds spread over the inter-distributary wetlands of the Gangetic delta. Part of the backbone of food security for Kolkata, these sustain the world’s largest resource recovery project based on the amalgamation of agriculture and aquaculture, supporting an underprivileged population of about 20,000 dependent families.