The Convention on Wetlands was signed on February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Since 1997, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat has invited organizations around the world to recognize this date by holding events to raise awareness of wetlands worldwide. For more information about World Wetlands Day visit the Ramsar Convention’s website: http://www.ramsar.org/.
In 2012, GLWCAP members marked World Wetlands Day by holding a conference to reflect on the history, present, and future of Ontario’s wetlands. The event was well received, and a follow-up event is being held in February 2014.2012 Ontario Wetlands Conference
2014 Great Lakes Wetlands Day