World Wetlands Day
February 2, 2024
Every year on February 2nd, the world comes together to observe World Wetlands Day. This global event is dedicated to raising awareness about the critical importance of wetlands for both humanity and the environment. Wetlands are vital ecosystems that offer a wide array of benefits, including water purification, flood mitigation, and serving as habitats for diverse wildlife.
The significance of this day stems from the historical adoption of the Convention on Wetlands, which occurred on February 2, 1971. This international agreement, also known as the Ramsar Convention, recognizes the importance of wetlands and aims to ensure their sustainable use and conservation.