World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2nd, 1971.

The theme for World Wetlands Day 2020 is

Wetland Biodiversity: Why it matters…

It was established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet and was celebrated for the first time in 1997. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits.

In Ireland, World Wetlands Day is co-ordinated by the Irish Ramsar Wetlands Committee.

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