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World Wetlands Day 2021 summary

In 2021, the internet was flooded with World Wetlands Day content!

Outgoing Chairperson Louise Duff started a Facebook thread inviting photos of your favourite wetlands; it is still open so feel free to take part!

Our English-language Facebook page gained 190 followers over 2nd and 3rd February.

On Twitter, WWN was retweeted, mentioned, or tagged many times, including by high-profile organisations: the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and WWF’s Director General Marco Lambertini.

Youth Engaged in Wetlands participant Gab Mejia had this beautiful article published in National Geographic about Agusan Marsh in the Philippines.

We published this update on the citizen science survey of the world’s wetlands – click through to find out which countries submitted the most wetlands.

WWN’s Sub-regional Representative in Benin, Georges Hedegbetan sent us this video from CREDI-ONG and members of the Clubs Connaître et Protéger la Nature du Parc Naturel Communautaire de la VAllée du Sitatunga.

In Colombia, Fundación Montecito and Lake Tota held two activities.

They were able to hold a unique dialogue with an indigenous representative, next to Lake Tota, about the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Wetlands. They recorded a video of the discussion by the lakeside.

They also announced the opening of our Xieti Nature Reserve (the site where the ABC Tota wetland centre will gradually start operations), which will happen the 25th of February.

We will update this page with reports of WWN members’ activities for World Wetlands Day 2021 as we receive them. Send us your news!