World Wetlands Day commemorates the importance of taking action to restore and protect the world’s wetlands.
Why are wetlands so important?
They are known to have a rich ecosystem that is usually home to a variety of endangered plant and animal habitats. Wetlands remove pollution, improve water quality, maintain ecosystem productivity, and provide recreational and educational opportunities.
The theme for this year is Wetlands Action for People and Nature #ActForWetlands, highlighting the importance for action that ensures wetlands are conserved and sustainably used.