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Save Wetlands Campaign

Save Wetlands Campaign:

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched the ‘Save Wetlands Campaign’.

  • This campaign is structured on a “whole of society” approach for wetlands conservation, enabling affirmative actions for wetlands conservation at all levels of society and involving all strata of society.
  • Aim of the Campaign: Over the next one year, the campaign will include sensitizing people to the value of wetlands, increasing the coverage of wetland Mitras and building citizen partnerships for wetlands conservation.
  • Wetlands are those areas where the soil is covered with water or can be present near the ground throughout the year.
  • World Wetlands Day is observed on 2nd February every year worldwide to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in 1971.
  • India has been a party to the Convention since 1982 and has so far declared 75 wetlands as Ramsar sites covering 23 states and Union Territories