World Wetlands Day - February 2

 World Wetlands Day is observed annually on February 2, serves as a global remainder of the critical role wetlands play in our environment.


Wetlands are land areas that are either permanently or seasonally saturated with water. They provide habitat for countless plant and animal species, including migratory birds, amphibians, and fish. They come in various forms:

  1. Inland Wetlands: Includes marshes, lakes, swamps etc.
  2. Coastal Wetlands: Saltwater marshes, mangroves, lagoons 
  3. Human-Made Wetlands: Fishponds, rice paddies, salt pans created by human activity.
World wetlands Day commemorates the adoption of the convention on Wetlands as an International treaty in 1971. This landmark agreement, also known as the Ramsar Convention, aims to protect wetlands and promote their sustainable use.

Theme of the World Wetlands Day
The theme for the World Wetlands Day 2023 is "it's Time for Wetlands Restoration". This theme emphasizes the urgent need to restore and conserve these vital ecosystems. As we face environmental challenges, restoring wetlands becomes crucial for our planet's well-being.
2022 - "Wetlands Action for People and Nature"
2021 - "Wetlands and Water"
2020 - "Wetlands and Biodiversity"
2019 - "Wetlands and Climate changes"

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