Every year on February 2, World Wetlands Day is commemorated.
Wetlands Action for People and Nature is the theme for this year’s World Wetlands Day celebration. The yearly event aims to promote awareness about the importance of wetlands, which, in addition to contributing to biodiversity, also aid in climate change mitigation and freshwater supply.
Wetlands are marshy, flooded areas and swamps that are home to a diverse range of organisms. Both natural and man-made wetlands contribute to the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity and ecological health.
Wetlands are incredibly important and delicate habitats that serve as biodiversity hotspots and support a diverse range of plant and animal species. All of the environmentally sensitive tasks that wetlands provide are destroyed when landfills or real estate projects are built on top of them. As a result, World Wetlands Day has grown in importance as a reminder of why we need to protect our wetlands.
Vembanad Lake, Chilika Lake, Kolleru Lake, and Loktak Lake are among India’s largest wetlands. Other Wetland in India includes Bhoj Wetland near Bhopal, Kanjli Wetland in Punjab, and Renuka Wetland in Himachal Pradesh which is home to numerous kinds of waterbirds and animals.