World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.

World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997. Since then government agencies, non-government organisations and community groups have celebrated World Wetlands Day by undertaking actions to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

World Wetlands Day 2016

The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2016 is Wetlands for our future: sustainable livelihoods. This theme will be reflected in the February 2016 edition of Wetlands Australia and a series of fact sheets.

For more information on wetlands and conservation throughout Australia visit WetlandCare Australia – http://www.wetlandcare.com.au/index.php/

 

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