World Wetlands Day 2024 : 2nd February
India celebrated World Wetlands Day 2024 at Sirpur Lake, a Ramsar site in Indore.
- The theme of World Wetlands Day 2024 was ‘Wetlands and Human Wellbeing,’ emphasizing the critical role wetlands play in flood protection, clean water, biodiversity, and recreational opportunities.
- India increased its tally of Ramsar sites to 80 by designating five more wetlands as Ramsar sites recently.
- Wetlands are low-lying areas of land that are saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally.
- They are transition zones between land and water, where the flow of water, the cycling of nutrients, and the energy of the sun meet.