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Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of www.worldwetlandsday.org, the focal point for all WWD 2015 activities. The website will be growing in the run-up to 2 February 2015, but you can already take advantage of a wide range of support materials that have been made available to help you organize and event or spread the word. The future of humanity really does depend on wetlands. They purify and replenish our groundwater, provide fish and crops that feed billions of people, act as a natural shield protecting coastlines against flooding, and help fight climate change.
Unfortunately, these benefits are not widely known. Often viewed as wasteland, 64% of wetlands have disappeared since 1900.
For World Wetlands Day 2015, we are specifically targeting teens and young people. They have a growing interest in environmental issues, are tech savvy, and have a strong belief in their own ability to make a difference.
Crucially, they also act as “transmitters,” spreading the word about wetlands and their vital importance to their families and friends, causing a ripple effect that reaches the wider public.
Our three-step strategy for approaching them to encourage change is:
How can you help?
Finally, a word of thanks to our sponsors, the Danone Fund for Water. The Danone group and the evian brand have been partners of the Ramsar Convention since 1998, and World Wetlands Day is made possible by their generosity.
Communications Officer – External Relations
Ramsar Convention Secretariat
28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland (Switzerland)
Tel. +41 22 999 0269; fax +41 22 999 0169
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