Inseparable - water, wetlands and life

Introduction

Celebrate World Wetlands Day on 2 February to raise awareness of wetlands.

Highlights

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February to raise global awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet. It also marks the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar.

World Wetlands Day has a different theme and message on a relevant subject set each year by the Ramsar Secretariat.

    Water, wetlands, and life – inseparable is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2021.

    This theme highlights the contribution of wetlands to the quantity and quality of freshwater on our planet. Water and wetlands are connected in an inseparable co-existence that is vital to life, our wellbeing and the health of our planet.

    Show you care by getting involved in World Wetlands Day. You could:

    • have a family picnic beside a lake or river
    • explore the waterway by kayak
    • organise a community walk, bike or run for wetlands
    • join a guided walk by an expert on wetland plants or birds
    • attend a workshop or talk, for example, on flax weaving

    There are lots of possibilities.

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