World Wetlands Day 2022

Tuesday February 1

Happy World Wetlands Day! 

Did you know that February 2nd is World Wetlands Day? Though World Wetlands Day has been celebrated since 1997, the day was recently proclaimed a United Nations international day by the United Nations General Assembly. Wetlands are critical ecosystems which provide numerous functions, benefits, and services. However, globally, they are in decline due to rising anthropogenic pressures. Canada is home to approximately 25% of the world’s wetlands and therefore, plays a large role in the conservation of these ecosystems.

To learn more about these critical ecosystems, and their many ecological functions, benefits, and services, please visit the following website: About - WorldWetlandsDay. We hope that you take some time today to appreciate these marvellous ecosystems!