World Wetlands Day 2001

“Wetland world - A world to discover!” was the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2001.

World Wetlands Day 2001 celebrated the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The Ramsar Administrative Authority in each country and the wetlands community focused on the efforts made, and the obstacles encountered, in implementing the three main commitments of the countries that have joined the Convention: 1) the inclusion of internationally important wetlands in the Ramsar List; 2) planning for the "wise use" of all wetlands; and 3) international cooperation on shared water systems and species. The Anniversary's motto was: 30 Years Helping You Care for Your Wetlands!