The organization of WWD in France

The organization of WWD in France

24 November 2020


Evolution of the number of WWD events and of the number of territories involved in the WWD (2010-2020)

For several years, France's mobilization during World Wetlands Day has been regularly praised. To answer the request of several countries wishing to strengthen the impact of World Wetlands Day at the national level, the Ramsar France association, which steers the WWD in France, is publishing a summary document, translated into several languages, explaining the French organization and identifying the causes for the growing success of WWD in France over the past 10 years (2010-2020).

In summary :

The organization of the WWD in France benefits from several facilitating factors: wetlands present in all latitudes, habit of working in professionals networks, structures dedicated to wetlands, including one dedicated to the Ramsar label, or the extension of the WWD to the entire month of February.

But the success of the French mobilization rests above all on 3 key points:

  • Coordination at the national level of partner structures for World Wetlands Day;
  • An online database accessible to all facilitators, which constitutes a national activity program and the common reference for WWD;
  • A national official launch organized for elected officials, professionals and the press, which makes it possible to mobilize information relays and decision-makers around the WWD.

Ramsar France and the French Ramsar Correspondents: National Focal Point, CEPA Correspondents, hope that this document may be of assistance to countries wishing to develop the reach of WWD at home, and are interested in your possible questions, observations and testimonies.

Available in:

French :

English :

Spanish :

Arabic :

Chinese :

To contact the Ramsar France association :