World Wetlands Day 2014

In 2014, the UN International Year of Family Farming, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands chose to focus the World Wetlands Day campaign on Wetlands and agriculture. More than 800 activities were reported, with more than 100,000 participants around the world.

Wetlands have often been seen as a barrier to agriculture, and they continue to be drained and reclaimed to make farming land available. But the essential role of wetlands in support of agriculture is becoming clearer and clearer, and there are successful agricultural practices which support healthy wetlands.

Since its inception, the production and distribution of materials for World Wetlands Day have been financially supported by the Evian Project funded by the Danone Group.