World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on February 2nd by countries across the world to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for individuals and our planet. WWD is additionally an event to remember the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. This year marks 50 years of the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance, known as the Ramsar Convention.
World Wetlands Day serves to perceive the impact and positive creation that Wetlands have had on the world and in terms unites communities to assist Mother Nature. This day additionally raises global awareness since wetlands play a huge role in individuals as well as on the planet.
Community defenders and environmental enthusiasts all meet up on this day to praise their love for nature through celebration, which perceives how wetlands have helped us, people, however all sorts of organisms in this world.
World Wetlands Day Significance
Wetlands are land regions that are saturated or flooded with water either forever or seasonally. Inland wetlands incorporate marshes, lakes, ponds, rivers, floodplains, and swamps.
Coastal wetlands then again incorporate saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons, and even coral reefs. There are human-made wetlands too, they are Fishponds, rice paddies, and saltpans.
World Wetlands Day 2021 Theme
“Wetlands and water“, the theme for WWD 2021, focuses on wetlands as a source of freshwater and urges activities to restore them and stop their loss.
The report uncovers that the world is confronting a developing freshwater emergency that threatens individuals and our planet also. Individuals are using more freshwater than nature can renew, thus we are destroying the environment that water and all life rely upon most – the Wetlands.
The 2021 campaign features the contribution of wetlands to the quantity and nature of freshwater on our planet. Water and wetlands are associated in indistinguishable conjunction that is fundamental to life, our prosperity, and the health of our planet.