World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day around the world in 2021
Mangroves. Image via Pxhere

About World Wetlands Day

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Dates of World Wetlands Day
2022 InternationalFeb 2
International Wed, Feb 2Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalFeb 2
International Tue, Feb 2Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalFeb 2
International Sun, Feb 2Observances Holiday
2019 InternationalFeb 2
International Sat, Feb 2Observances Holiday
A day to raise awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.

2 February each year is World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2nd 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Wetlands are land areas that are saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally. Inland wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps. Coastal wetlands include saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and even coral reefs. Fish ponds, rice paddies, and saltpans are human-made wetlands.

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