WORLD WETLANDS DAY
World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2nd. Wetlands are a natural solution to the era-defining global threat of climate change. They absorb carbon dioxide to help slow down global heating and reduce pollution, hence have often been referred to as the “Kidneys of the Earth”.
It is urgent that we raise national and global awareness about wetlands to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them. World Wetlands Day is the ideal time to increase people’s understanding of these critically important ecosystems.
Wetlands are among the ecosystems with the highest rates of decline, loss, and degradation. Indicators of current negative trends in global biodiversity and ecosystem functions are projected to continue in response to direct and indirect drivers such as rapid human population growth, unsustainable production and consumption and associated technological development, as well as the adverse impacts of climate change.
Wetlands can serve as a beautiful landscape for sustainable architecture. Wetlands are home for an incredible number of birds and wildlife. Therefore, designing and creating projects that support, protect and encourage earth’s biodiversity should be a priority.
Our architectural style focuses on being environmentally friendly. Moreover, in order to diminish humans damage to wetlands and nature itself, national and global awareness should be raised since wetlands are among the ecosystems with highest rates of decline, loss, and degradation.
Since wetlands are indicative of the amount of water in soil, they are found all throughout the world in different climates. Our main goal is to point out the importance that wetlands have in our planet. We can make a big difference by taking actions that change the earth’s environmental course into a positive pathway.
“World Wetlands Day” was proclaimed on February 2nd, with the purpose of raising awareness of the urgency that resides on reversing the accelerating loss of wetlands and to promote their conservation and restoration.
This day marks the date of the adoption of the convention held in 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Wetlands currently cover 5.5 percent of the land in the 48 contiguous states. An estimated 95 percent of these wetlands are freshwater; the rest are marine or estuarine. Wetland extent can be affected by a variety of natural stressors, such as erosion, land subsidence, droughts, sea level change, and storms.