Celebrated annually on 2 February, World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. The Day also 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.
World Wetland Day 2023 will focus on the theme of ‘Wetland Restoration,’ to highlight the urgent need to prioritize wetland restoration, and to call on this generation to take steps to revive and restore degraded wetlands. The 2023 theme builds on and contributes to the efforts to heal the planet, as championed by the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This global initiative, which runs from 2021-2030, is leading and providing inspiration for restoring ecosystems around the world.
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date: 2 February 2023