World Wetlands Day 2024IRWC2024-01-29T15:18:03+00:00
World Wetlands Day – 2 February 2024
World Wetlands Day is an opportunity to coordinate global, national and local efforts to raise awareness about wetlands.
Nearly 90% of the world’s wetlands have been degraded since the 1700s, and we are losing wetlands three times faster than forests. Yet, wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, world economies and more. It is urgent that we raise national and global awareness about wetlands in order to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them. World Wetlands Day is the ideal time to increase people’s understanding of these critically important ecosystems.
This is an urgent call to act. It is an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital in order to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing altogether — and to restore those we have already lost.
The theme of World Wetland’s Day in 2024 is “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing” and educational resources are freely available from Ramsar at www.worldwetlandsday.org
The range of events that we are of happening in Ireland in 2024 are on the EVENTS page
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