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It’s World Wetlands Day!

What is World Wetlands Day?

 February 2 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 so that government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conservation organizations, and groups of citizens can help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.

World Wetlands Day 2015: Wetlands for Our Future – Join us!

On 2 February 2015, we’ll be enticing youth to experience wetlands for themselves!

A Wetlands Youth Photo Contest will ask entrants aged 15-24 to snap and upload a picture taken in a wetlands location between 2 February and 2 March. The photographic challenge is to highlight one of the many ways wetlands ensure our future.

A full range of World Wetlands Day support materials for organizers and teachers is available for download on the main World Wetlands Day website. We can use your help in spreading the word!

Join us for World Wetlands Day 2015 – and beyond! Help us turn the tide on the loss and degradation of our wetlands.

Since its inception, the production and distribution of materials for World Wetlands Day have been financially supported by the Evian Project funded by the Danone Group.

See also: Seven ways Wetlands provide for our future!

Credit: RAMSAR

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