World Wetlands Day 2022, action for people and nature

24 January, 2022

World Wetlands Day is now an official United Nations observance. The UN General Assembly adopted resolution 75/317 in August 2021, proclaiming 2 February as World Wetlands Day.

Celebrated since 1997, World Wetlands Day raises awareness about wetlands as critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, economies and more. This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.

The theme for 2022 is Wetlands Action for People and Nature. The public campaign is an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing and to restore those that have been degraded.