World Wetlands Day is observed annually on February 2nd. This day commemorates the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, which took place on February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. The convention is an international treaty aimed at promoting the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.
World Wetlands Day serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands for people and the planet. Wetlands play a crucial role in supporting biodiversity, regulating water flow, providing habitat for numerous species, and offering various ecosystem services. The day is used to highlight the value of wetlands and the need to protect and preserve them.
Each year, World Wetlands Day has a specific theme to focus attention on particular aspects of wetland conservation. Activities and events are organized around the world, including seminars, workshops, educational programs, and community clean-up initiatives to promote understanding and appreciation for wetlands.
The celebration of World Wetlands Day aims to encourage governments, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to take actions to conserve and sustainably manage wetland areas, recognizing their importance for both the environment and human well-being