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World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands approved “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” as the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2018.

Every year on this date, worldwide awareness is created on the importance of wetlands for humans, birds and various other animal species.

Bonaire has various wetland ecosystems such as dams, mangrove forests, seagrass beds, coral reefs and saliñas.