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

Rafael Eugenio Tovar Chia
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Basil Lindgren
Sao Tome & Principe
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Great Solars
United States
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Arabella Shrimpton
I pledge to save the wet lands and the animals that live in the wet lands by being conscious about the water I am using.


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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