February 2, 2012
World Wetlands Day is celebrated every February 2, is an annual celebration of the importance of wetlands and how vital it is to conserve them. The World Wetlands Day theme for 2012 is Wetlands and Tourism.
The Wetlands Day celebration will be a great opportunity for people to look around at their wetlands and its interconnections with the environment around them; how the wetlands benefit the surroundings and how activities throughout the river basin may affect the wetlands.
Wetland tourism has benefits both locally and nationally for people and wildlife – benefits such as stronger economies, sustainable livelihoods, healthy people and thriving ecosystems. At least 35% of Ramsar Sites around the world record some level of tourism activity and this percentage is consistent throughout all regions.