Since the 1700s nearly 90% of the world's wetlands have been degraded, and wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests. Yet, wetlands are vital ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, global economies, and more.
The celebration of World Wetlands Day in 2022 is especially significant, as the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 75/317 on August 30, 2021, establishing February 2 as World Wetlands Day.
The theme for 2022 is Wetlands Action for People and Nature, stressing the need of taking action to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands for human and planetary health.
Join the conversation
Use the hashtag #ActForWetlands to join the discussion and take part in the first celebration of #WorldWetlandsDay as a United Nations International Day.