World Wetlands Day 2019

Looking for a way to celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2? You don’t have to look far — there are over 1,000 events worldwide! Ramsar has organized these events in an easy map. If your organization is hosting an event, you can add it to the list.



For nearly 50 years the global community has celebrated World Wetlands Day in honor of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on February 2, 1971. This year’s theme is “wetlands and climate change”. Mangroves and other wetlands are super carbon sinks because of their fast growth, sediment-trapping skills, and their ability to lock away organic matter in their saturated soils.