World Wetlands Day 2022

Wetlands are a powerful ally in tackling climate change through blue carbon capture, protecting our coasts from wild weather events, and cleaning our water. They’re also vital to tackling the decline in biodiversity as well. Unfortunately only 5% of Australia’s Wetlands remain – it’s time to invest in nature-based solutions.

Coastal wetlands act as blue carbon systems, and freshwater wetlands as teal carbon systems, which are both critically important in regulating greenhouse gases and capture carbon. Together, we will restore and protect wetlands across Australia to tackle climate change under our Revive campaign.


Wetlands Action for People and Nature


This year, World Wetlands Day is all about doing our bit to Value, Manage and Restore our wetlands – which is exactly what our Revive Our Wetlands project is all about.



What is World Wetlands Day about?

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands. This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.

Nearly 90% of the world’s wetlands have been degraded since the 1700s, and we are losing wetlands three times faster than forests. Yet, wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to bio- diversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, world economies and more.


Our ability to save the world’s wetlands rests on our capacity to foster greater consciousness and understanding of the multiple benefits that these momentous, life-supporting ecosystems provide — from every vantage point. The health and well-being of the world’s wetlands are central to planetary — and human — health.

– Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General Convention on Wetlands


Revive Our Wetlands

Join us to get involved in protecting and restoring the amazing wetlands of Australia.