World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.
World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997. Since then government agencies, non-government organisations and community groups have celebrated World Wetlands Day by undertaking actions to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands. These activities include seminars, nature walks, festivals, launches of new policies, announcement of new Ramsar sites, newspaper articles, radio interviews and wetland rehabilitation.
The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Cordially invites you to the 2013 World Wetlands Day celebrations scheduled to take place as follows:
Venue: Kagiso Hall, Kareedouw
Date: Friday, 1 February 2013
RSVP on or before 25th January 2013 with Felicity Hutamo at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 012 310 3802
Lucia Motaung at email@example.com or at 012 310 3533
- Gallery: World Wetlands Day celebration, KouKamma Local Municipality, Eastern Cape, 1 February 2013.
- Media Statement: Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi led the World Wetlands Day Celebrations in Eastern Cape
- Speech: Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudfhasi’s speech during the World Wetlands Day Celebrations at Kareedouw, Eastern Cape province
- Wetlands Day Programme [PDF]
- Wetlands Day flyer [PDF]
- Wetlands Day brochure [PDF]
- Newspaper adverts: