World Wetlands Day 2004

World Wetlands theme for 2004 was "From the mountains to the sea -- Wetlands at work for us"

The 2004 WWD poster featured wetlands from the mountains to the sea, ten Ramsar Sites from all six Ramsar regions, covering a broad range of wetland types, and identifying the multiple goods and services each site provides. The focus was on their beauty, diversity and utility - storing and purifying freshwater; controlling floods; replenishing groundwater supplies; stabilising the shoreline; protecting against storms; acting as nurseries for freshwater or marine fish; providing us with food, water, a place for recreation and education, a transport medium - wetlands work for us in many ways. The leaflet “Working for Wetlands” provided a focus on some Ramsar-related success stories in wetland management.