Photographers to mark World Wetlands Day in Ramsar 

January 29, 2018

TEHRAN – An exhibition of photos by Iranian photographers celebrating World Wetlands Day (WWD) will open in the northern Iranian city of Ramsar on February 2.

A collection of 29 photos on the theme of wetlands will go on view at the Ramsar Grand Hotel on the sidelines of a conference on World Wetlands Day, the Persian service of IRNA has announced. 

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971 in Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. 

Since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat provides outreach materials to help raise public awareness of wetlands in the world.

The Standing Committee of the convention approved “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” as the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2018.

Photo: A man walks on the bottom of the dried out wetland of Gomishan in Golestan Province in an undated photo by Ali Qasemali. (IRNA)

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