04 Feb '12, 9am

IUCN - 2 February: World Wetlands Day!

Celebrating World Wetlands Day 02 February 2012 | News story Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. Zooming in on the value of responsible tourism in and around wetlands, is a way of increasing awareness of the importance of maintaining the health of wetlands – both for communities who depend on them, but also for visitors who enjoy them. Wetlands and their wildlife are a key part of the global tourism experience. The expenditure from visiting tourists to wetlands can be estimated at around US$ 925 billion each year. “Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamps, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. Wetlands fulfill vital roles in carbon s...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/?9113/2-February-World-Wetlands-Day

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