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Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2021

Less than 1% of water on Earth is usable fresh water and it's mostly stored in wetlands. But we are losing them fast. This World Wetlands Day (2 February) we highlight how wetlands are the source of freshwater that underpins society. To maintain this, we need to revive wetlands at an unprecedented pace and scale. We set out the ambition and vision to make this happen and reflect on 50 years of the Ramsar Convention, the intergovernmental treaty on conserving the world's wetlands. This and much more. 
Bringing back wetlands on a scale needed to meet the global challenge 
To build the resilience the world needs to reduce climate risks, achieve food and human security and bring back biodiversity, we need to revive wetlands at a pace and scale never seen before. We have the ambition and vision to make this happen. Will you join us? Watch the video above or view it here on Youtube.
World Wetlands Day across the Wetlands International Network
Wetlands International shines a light on the role of wetlands in ensuring freshwater for people and the planet -- from a digital arts competition in Kenya to a high level discussion on water scarcity in India. Find out more here.
Ireland makes peatlands core to climate action
The Irish government has approved €108m funding for a groundbreaking bog rehabilitation plan and will report emissions and removals from its wetlands in GHG accounting – a move which Wetlands International and its partners at the Irish National University of Galway and the European Inter-reg PeatCare programme have warmly welcomed.
50 years of the Ramsar Convention: where next?
2021 marks 50 years of the intergovernmental treaty to conserve wetlands. Our experts reflect on what has been achieved so far – and what's needed in the coming years to meet the scale of the challenge facing these precious ecosystems. Read more here.
Tribute to our #PowerofWetlands ambassador
Wetlands International pays tribute to Youssoupha Sane, coordinator of Senegal’s Saloum Mangrove Club network and #PowerofWetlands ambassador who passed away in Thies last month. Read more about his work to inspire a younger generation and to equip them with  the knowledge and actions to safeguard their environment.
Help us revive wetlands and restore fresh water sources 
Population growth, urbanisation and consumption patterns have put unbearable pressure on wetlands and the water in them. At the same time, 14% more water is needed to produce 70% more food by 2050 for 10 billion people. By restoring wetlands, we could have enough water for both people, and nature. Visit our website to find out how you can help, or make a donation today.
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