Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

2 February 2017

Video statement by Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2017


Wetlands act as natural safeguards against disasters, which makes them important for protecting communities most at risk and vulnerable to the devastating effects of floods, droughts and storm surges. Join us as we promote actions that lead to the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s wetlands.