World Wetlands Day 2015


February 2, 2015    
All Day

World Wetlands Day celebrates the importance of wetlands around the world.

Highly productive and biologically diverse, wetlands are of great importance to both people and the environment. They play a key role in the water cycle, acting like a sponge and purifier; they are home to thousands of animal and plant species, and they directly support the livelihoods of people around the world.

  • To learn more about the benefits of wetlands, view our infographic.
  • To find out which Ramsar-designated wetlands are closest to you, click here.
  • See our Wetlands on the move news story about a new map that shows the world’s wetlands more accurately than ever before.
  • Find out more about how wetlands can be sustainably managed – read Wetlands and People