February 2, 2024
09:30 - 12:00
NIT East Campus, Lamphelpat

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

The approved themes for World Wetlands Day, 2024

  • 2024: Wetlands and human wellbeing

Themes of World Wetland days

2023: Wetland Restoration

2022: Wetlands Action for People and Nature

2021: Water and Wetlands

2020: Wetlands & Biodiversity

2019: Wetlands and Climate Change

2018: Wetlands for a sustainable urban future

2017: Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

2016: Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods

2015: Wetlands for our Future

2014: Wetlands and agriculture

2013: Wetlands and water management

2012: Wetlands and tourism

2011: Wetlands and forests

2010: Wetlands, biodiversity and climate change

2009: River basins and their management

2008: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People

2007: Fish for tomorrow?

2006: Livelihoods at risk

2005: There’s wealth in wetland diversity – don’t lose it!

2004: From the mountains to the sea – Wetlands at work for us

2003: No wetlands – no water!

2002: Wetlands: Water, Life, and Culture

2001: Wetland world – A world to discover!

2000: Celebrating Our Wetlands of International Importance

1999: People and wetlands – The vital link

1998: Water for wetlands, wetlands for water

1997: The first World Wetlands Day

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History of World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997, marking the 25th anniversary of the Ramsar Convention’s adoption. The Ramsar Convention, officially known as the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides a framework for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands worldwide.

Each year, World Wetlands Day focuses on a specific theme related to wetlands. These themes highlight various aspects of wetland importance, conservation challenges, and the role of wetlands in our lives. They also inspire activities and initiatives aimed at protecting these valuable ecosystems.

Hashtags for World Wetlands Day 2024

When sharing your experiences and supporting wetland conservation efforts on social media, consider using these hashtags to connect with others and raise awareness:

Speakers & Chief Guests

  • Organizer Name: The Directorate of Environment & Climate Change
  • Phone: +91 385 2442318

Mini Secretariat Road, Porompat, Imphal East
Manipur-795005, India

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