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

Elise Hyde
I pledge to raise awareness about wetlands, and how they need to be protected.
Andoniaina NARISOA
Sauver les zones humides, sauver notre future
María Peugnet.
Seguiré comprometida con reducir el uso del plástico. Igual compartir ésto con un grupo de la familia y amistades y así lograr más grupos comprometidos.
nicole roberts
United Kingdom
I pledge to reduce my day-to-day influence on wetlands by making careful choices.


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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