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Event World Wetlands Day

What is World Wetlands Day? 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. It 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, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general and the Ramsar Convention in particular. The focus for February 2nd 2007 is o­n wetlands and fisheries in recognition of: the needs of the o­ne billion people who rely o­n fish as their primary source of animal protein.

Contact information Sofia Spirou, Communications Officer - MedWet Secretariat, Villa Kazouli-Kifissias & Gr Lambraki 1; 145 61 Kifissia, GREECE (email:
Phone: +30 210 80 89 270 ; Fax +30 210 80 89 274
Event type Seminar
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Source MedWet
Geographical coverage Greece
Address Athens
Organizer MedWet and RAMSAR
Target audience International
Duration 1 day
Period 02/02/2007
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH