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World Wetland Day Feb 2, 2018
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WORLD WETLANDS DAY
2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.

ABOUT RAMSAR
https://www.ramsar.org/

The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Number of Contracting Parties: 169

Number of Ramsar Sites: 2,290

Total surface of designated sites: 225,411,940 ha

THE DANONE-EVIAN FUND FOR WATER
On 27 January 1998, the then Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Mr. Delmar Blasco, signed the first partnership agreement between a global environmental convention and the private sector with Mr. Franck Riboud, CEO of the Danone Group, Yves Buchsenschutz, Director General of the Evian Water Company, France, part of the Danone Group, and Mrs. Dominique Voynet, French Minister for the Environment. The Danone–Evian Fund for Water was born. Its mission is to raise awareness among decision-makers and the public at large of the importance of water resources through a portfolio of projects and educational products.

Thanks to financial support from Danone, each year communications materials for World Wetlands Day are produced in the Convention's three official languages: English, French and Spanish.

THE RAMSAR SECRETARIAT
The Ramsar Convention Secretariat carries out the day-to-day coordination of the Convention's activities. The offices are co-located with IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature) in Gland, Switzerland, which provides some supporting services to the Convention and Secretariat staff are legally considered to be employees of IUCN.

ADDRESS
Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
T. +41 22 999 01 70
F. +41 22 999 01 69
Email ramsar@ramsar.org

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