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World Wetlands Day
February 2, 2015
What is World Wetlands Day?
2 February 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!
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 will be available for download on the Ramsar website. We can use your help in spreading the word!