World Wetlands Day

Held on February 2nd annually

World Wetlands Day is held on February 2nd annually to celebrate the 1971 adoption of the International Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian City of Ramsar.

Each year there’s a new theme for World Wetlands Day and events are held throughout the country.

In 2024 the theme is “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing”. This year’s campaign spotlights how interconnected wetlands and human life are — with people drawing sustenance, inspiration and resilience from these productive ecosystems. Importantly, the theme for 2024 underscores how all aspects of human wellbeing are tied to the health of the world’s wetlands. It calls on each of us to value and steward our wetlands. Every wetland matters. Every effort counts.

Check out the materials including infographics and posters here. See a range of world-wide events planned for 2024, and register your own! 

For NZ events please select “Oceania” in the drop down box under “Select a Region” here.