BY: D.K Choudhary
World Wetlands Day – February 2, 2017
i. Every year World Wetlands Day is observed on 2nd February to marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands or Ramsar Convention on 2 February 1971.
ii. 2017 Theme: Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction
iii. This year motto is to raise awareness and to highlight the vital role of healthy Wetlands Daywetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities, and in helping to build resilience.
iv. Several 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 in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular.