World Wetlands Day - 2 February

World Wetlands Day is recognised as a United Nations International Day of Importance, celebrated around the world each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.

Wetlands are important for water security, wellbeing and culture.

Find out more about wetlands in Australia here  

or the official World Wetlands Day website This site also has materials for non-commercial use in education and in promotional activities for World Wetlands Day – including the full-sized version of the colour-in poster above.

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