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World Wetlands Day 2019

World Wetlands Day February 2nd, 2019

Wetlands and Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing humanity and our planet. Wetlands and Climate Change, the theme to celebrate World Wetlands Day in 2019, draws attention to the vital role of wetlands as a natural solution to cope with climate change.

This year’s World Wetlands Day has produced a range of materials to help you to celebrate the day, click here to see more.  The resources include information sheets, guide to holding events, a cartoon, a t-shirt design and much more.  There is also the regular youth photo contest – for those between 18-25, so please encourage people to take pictures of wetlands that play a role in disaster risk reduction.

The Ramsar convention, signed in 1971, is an international convention to protect wetlands.  Every year they celebrate, along with their members and partners, World Wetlands Day on the 2nd of February. WLI works with Ramsar to deliver some of the CEPA activities related to wise use of wetlands. WLI and its members also use the Ramsar themes and materials every year to support their wetland conservation aims.


The WLI network is endorsed by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands and coordinated by WWT.


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