World Wetlands Day is Celebrated today

The Theme for 2019 World Wetlands Dat is "Wetlands and Climate Change"

Bhbaneswar: World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997

Since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided outreach materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.

This Year’s Theme is Wetlands and Climate Change.

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. Some of these benefits include: biologically diverse ecosystems that provide habitat for many species, serve as buffers on the coast against storms and flooding, and naturally filter water by breaking down or transforming harmful pollutants

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