World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd…
World Wetlands Day – Sunday 2nd February
World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2nd, 1971. It was established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, and was celebrated for the first time in 1997.
Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits.
The theme for World Wetlands Day 2020 is Wetland Biodiversity: Why it matters.
Wetlands are a vital component of the water cycle. The complex interaction of their elements – water, soil, plants and animals fulfill many important functions and provide important ecological services. Wetlands are providers and users of water. They maintain their structure and functions, and they provide water for us and other animals and plants.
Events in Ireland
You can find a list of events in Ireland for World Wetlands Day on the Irish Wetlands website: http://irishwetlands.ie/wwd-2020-events/