World wetlands day is observed on February 2 every year with an aim to raise global awareness about the crucial role of wetlands for people and the planet.
The theme of World Wetlands Day 2023 is “It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration,”. It highlights the urgent need to prioritize wetland restoration.
World wetlands day marks the date of the adoption of the convention on wetlands on February 2, 1971, in Ramsar, a city in Iran.
Wetlands play a critical role in supporting a wide range of biodiversity and maintaining many natural cycles. It plays an important role in water purification and flood control, provides a habitat for the diverse plant as well as animal species, and supports local livelihoods.
The day educates people and creates awareness among the public about the restoration of vital ecosystems like wetlands on a global level.