Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited Canada
Feb. 2 is World Wetlands Day, celebrated in honour of the United Nations’ 1971 adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, which provides an international framework for wetland conservation and use. It’s a day to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands and take action to protect these special areas.
This year’s theme is “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction,” selected to highlight the vital role healthy wetlands play in reducing the impacts of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts.
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