International Days and Observations
World Wetlands Day
2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
February 2 was designated as WWD in order to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general, and the Ramsar Convention in particular.
"Wetlands Tourism: A Great Experience".
The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2012 is "Wetlands and Tourism - A Great Experience" and aligns with the theme of the 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention 'Wetlands, Tourism and Recreation' which will be held in July 2012 in Bucharest, Romania.