Happy World Wetlands Day!


2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. 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.

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

– See more at: http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/about

As the world becomes increasingly more crowded, the importance of wetlands to provide clean water, and coastal protection from storms is more evident. ?Wetlands are those areas of land in-between bodies of water and uplands that are performing tasks that many people take for granted. However, sadly, we keep impacting them! ?Wetlands must be protected if we are to ensure a cleaner, healthier future for our kids and the planet as whole. ?That’s why it’s great to see organizations across the globe unite and voice their support for wetlands!

So again, I say, happy World Wetlands Day!

For the next month, youth 18-25 can participate in the photography contest:

Between 2 February and 2 March 2017 young people from around the world aged between 18 to 25 are invited to particpate in the Wetlands Youth Photo Contest for a chance to win a free flight to visit a Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Site) courtesy of Star Alliance Biosphere Connections. – See more at: http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/photo-contest

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