SUBJECT :World Wetlands Day 

February 2, 2018: World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971.

Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and has grown remarkably since then. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits. Some of these benefits include: biologically diverse ecosystems that provide habitat for many species, serve as buffers on the coast against storms and flooding, and naturally filter water by breaking down or transforming harmful pollutants.

World Wetlands Day Themes

2018

Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future

2017

Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

2016

Wetlands For Our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods

2015

Wetlands For Our Future

2014

Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth

2013

Wetlands Take Care of Water

2012

Wetland Tourism: A great experience

2011

Forests for water and wetlands

2010

Caring for wetlands – An answer to climate change

2009

Upstream, Downstream: Wetlands connect us all

2008

Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People

2007

Fish for tomorrow?

2006

Livelihoods at Risk

2005

There's Wealth in Wetland Diversity- Don't Lose It

2004

From the mountains to the sea – Wetlands at workfor us

2003

No wetlands – no water

2002

Wetlands : Water life and culture

2001

A wetland world – A world to discover

2000

Celebrating our wetlands of international importance

1999

People and wetlands- the vital link

1998

Importance of water to life & role of wetlands in water supply

1997

WWD celebrated for the first time


Source: Wikipedia