World Wetlands Day 2019

World Wetlands Day is celebrated yearly on February 2nd and was created to bring awareness to the value of our wetlands and planet earth. This holiday was established in 1997, and has grown more popular each year. Both governmental and non-governmental agencies come together to bring awareness and showcase the benefits of our planet’s wetlands.
In 2015, a photo contest was created to accommodate to the youth in our growing age of technology. Star Alliance Biosphere Connections, one of the world’s largest airline alliances, selects a winner each year to visit the wetland of their choice. This makes learning about wetlands a lot more exciting for our youth and allows this mindset to carry on through adulthood.

Check out the World Wetland themes over the past 22 years!

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 work for 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

Interested in celebrating this awesome holiday and bringing awareness to those around us? Check out what’s happening in your neck of the woods!