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World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The convention was signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971 and came into force in 1975. The day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands and the threats they face. It is also a chance to celebrate the many benefits they provide, such as water filtration, flood control, and habitat for wildlife. This year’s theme is “Wetlands and Water.” The goal is to highlight the vital role wetlands play in the global water cycle and to encourage people to take action to protect them.

There are many ways to get involved in World Wetlands Day, from organizing a local event to sharing information online. You can also help by taking steps to protect wetlands in your own community. World Wetlands Day is a chance to come together and celebrate the amazing places that wetlands are.

Celebrate this day by raising awareness about the wetlands with these amazing activities!

Activity Ideas:

  • Have a go at our Oceans deep quiz – here
  • And consider other lives that depend on the sea, such as seabirds, with our quiz – here
  • Have a go at our habitats quiz – here