On World Wetlands Day, WHO celebrates the vital role of wetlands in safeguarding human health and wellbeing amid the changing climate. Wetlands including marshes, swamps and floodplains are nature’s buffer against climate change. They absorb excess rainfall, reduce flooding risks and help to protect critical infrastructure including health facilities.

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World Wetlands Day Messages and Statements

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Munish Kumar
I pledge to Always ready to serve the environment. Motivate farmers, people to serve the environment.. Organic farming.. Save ground water.
Shivank Arya
I pledge to ensure that I'll keep the envierment clean and healthy to take care of them.
Nandini Sawant
I take a pledge to ensure that I do my very best to keep our environment as well as the wetlands safe and thriving for our feathery and flight-taking guests. I shall do everything in my power to not harm and to contribute to the wellness of birds.


Land areas that are saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally.

Inland wetlands:

 Marshes, lakes, rivers, floodplains, peatlands and swamps   

Coastal wetlands:

Saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and coral reefs

Human-made wetlands:

Fish ponds, rice paddies and salt pans

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