World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands.
This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.
The theme for this year's event is, "Wetlands Action for People and Nature." which highlights the importance of actions to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands for humans and planetary health.
In Kenya, Nema Kenya
is spearheading the preparations on behalf of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in collaboration with stakeholders from both public and private sectors.
The national celebrations will be held at Ondiri Swamp in Kikuyu, Kiambu County.
Members of the public are invited to participate in several buildup activities including;
1. Ondiri Wetland Conservation Run - 29th January 2022
2. Panel discussion - 31st January 2022
3.. Cleanup in Kikuyu town - 29th January 2022
4. Wetlands Art Competition (ongoing)
World Wetlands Day 2022 will be celebrated as follows;
Theme: Wetlands Action for People and Nature
A call to take action for wetlands is the focus of this years’ campaign. It's an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing and to restore those we have degraded.
Slogan: Our Wetlands, Our Responsibility, Our Future
Date: 2nd February 2022
Venue: Ondiri Swamp, Kiambu County