02 Feb '15, 10am

The Future of humanity depends on wetlands #WorldWetlandsDay #WetlandsForOurFuture @RamsarConv ht…

February 2 marks World Wetlands Day, the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea (the so-called Ramsar Convention) Wetlands purify and replenish our water, and provide the fish and rice that feed billions. Wetlands act as a natural sponge against flooding and drought, and protect our coastlines. They burst with biodiversity, and are a vital means of storing carbon Unfortunately, these benefits are not widely known. Often viewed as wasteland, 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900. Help turn the tide on the loss and degradation of our wetlands. Join us for World Wetlands Day 2015 – and beyond, using #WorldWetlandsDay #WetlandsForOurFuture . Read the statement from Dr Christopher Briggs, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on the occasion of World Wetlands Day. The Ramsar Convention has...

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64% wetlands lost since 1900. On #WorldWetlandsDay we celebrate importance & value of wetlands

64% wetlands lost since 1900. On #WorldWetlands...

unep.org 02 Feb '15, 10am

Wetlands for Our Future: Act Now to Prevent, Stop, and Reverse Wetland Loss ma, feb 2, 2015 World Wetlands Day is celebrat...