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World Wetlands Day: The significance, theme, and background of the day

Every year on February 2nd, World Wetlands Day is commemorated to promote awareness of the value of wetlands to both humans and the environment.

Every year on February 2nd, World Wetlands Day is commemorated to promote awareness of the value of wetlands to both humans and the environment.

People worldwide celebrate World Wetlands Day to promote awareness of the critical function that wetlands play for both people and the environment every year on February 2. The theme of World Wetlands Day in 2023 is “Wetlands Restoration.” It emphasizes how vital it is to give wetland restoration priority.

Therefore, every year on February 2nd, World Wetlands Day is observed to bring attention to the crucial function that wetlands provide in our environment. “It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration” is the topic for World Wetlands Day 2023 this year.

Wetlands are among the planet’s most productive and diverse ecosystems, and they offer both people and animals essential services and resources. Thus, wetlands are essential, yet they are vanishing at a startling rate. Plus, more than half of the world’s wetlands have disappeared in the past century, and many species that depend on these environments are now endangered.

Thus, the adoption of the agreement on wetlands on February 2, 1971, at Ramsar, an Iranian city, is remembered as “World Wetlands Day.”

Wetlands are essential for sustaining a variety of biodiversity and numerous ecological cycles in nature. Therefore, it is crucial for water purification and flood control, offers a habitat for plant and animal species, and helps local economies.

Wetlands Day is celebrated to guarantee that wetland restoration measures are done in the future to maintain ecosystems and to raise awareness. To this end, numerous events, educational seminars, awareness campaigns, workshops, and conferences are organized worldwide.

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