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World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands. This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971. 

Why World Wetlands Day?
Nearly 90% of the world’s wetlands have been degraded since the 1700s, and we are losing wetlands three times faster than forests. Yet, wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, world economies and more.

It is urgent that we raise national and global awareness about wetlands in order to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them.

World Wetlands Day is the ideal time to increase people’s understanding of these critically important ecosystems.

Check out our Purdue  resources:
Check out our Purdue Extension - Forestry and Natural Resources publications, videos and much more:
Pond and Wildlife Management website
Adaptations for Aquatic Amphibians Activity 2: Water Quality Sneak Peek video
Improving Water Quality by Protecting Sinkholes on Your Property video
Improving Water Quality At Your Livestock Operation video
The Nature of Teaching: Discovering the Watershed publication
Discovering the Watershed Lesson Plan Sneak Peek
The Nature of Teaching: Discovering the Watershed
The Nature of Teaching: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health

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