February 2 of every year, the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (SCPW) celebrates with the entire planet the World Wetlands Day.  It marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands on 02 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.  Each year, World Wetlands Day is celebrated to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular.

The Convention on Wetlands (also known as the Ramsar Convention), signed in Ramsar on 02 February 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

The SCPW World Wetlands Day Celebrations and its theme –

World Wetlands Day 2018:  Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future
World Wetlands Day 2017:  Wetlands for Disaster Risks Reduction
World Wetlands Day 2016:  Wetlands and Livelihoods
World Wetlands Day 2015:  Wetlands for Our Future
World Wetlands Day 2014:  Wetlands and Agriculture
World Wetlands Day 2013:  Wetlands and Water Management
World Wetlands Day 2012:  Wetland Tourism: A Great Experience
World Wetlands Day 2011:  Forests for Water and Wetlands
World Wetlands Day 2010:  Caring for Wetlands – an answer to climate change
World Wetlands Day 2009:  Upstream – Downstream: Wetlands connect us all!
World Wetlands Day 2008:  Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People!
World Wetlands Day 2007:  Fish for Tomorrow: Wetlands support fisheries, keep them healthy
World Wetlands Day 2006:  Livelihood at risk: In the face of poverty, wetlands are lifelines!
World Wetlands Day 2005:  There’s wealth in wetland diversity – don’t lose it!
World Wetlands Day 2004:  From the mountains to the sea, wetlands at work for us
World Wetlands Day 2003:  No wetlands, No water
World Wetlands Day 2002:  Wetlands: water, life and culture
World Wetlands Day 2001:  Wetland World – A World to Discover!

Picnic at LPPCHEA, 03 February 2018