- Posted 11th December 2017
World Wetlands Day 2017
The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands approved Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction as the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2017, during its 52nd meeting held in Gland, Switzerland from 13 – 17 June 2016.
This theme is selected to raise awareness and to highlight the vital roles of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities, and in helping to build resilience.
In this regards, we celebrated world wetlands day through education program on the status of Nepalese wetlands and their degradation. Most of the natural wetlands are vanishing because of unplanned urbanization.