World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 of February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.’Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction’ was the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2017.

To commemorate the day, Jetwing St. Andrew’s organized an awareness program to raise awareness among school children regarding values of wetland ecosystems.

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Jetwing St. Andrew’s Wetland

The wetland project at Jetwing St. Andrew’s was initiated in recognition of the importance of wetlands and the need to conserve biodiversity. The main objective was to develop a man-made habitat for wildlife, especially for small animals such as amphibians, dragonflies and damselflies threatened with increasing habitat destruction.