World Wetlands Day 2014 Focuses on Wetlands and Agriculture

World Wetlands Day (WWD) is being celebrated around the world today, marking the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar.

The theme for this year’s World Wetlands Day is “Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth” and it emphasizes the need forwetland, water management and agricultural sectors to work closely together. The theme also links to the United Nations International Year of Family Farming which was declared for 2014.

Read more on the Ramsar Convention's website.

Last updated on 20 February 2014