World Wetland Day – 2nd February 2023

Every year on February 2, the world observes World Wetlands Day in an effort to increase awareness of the importance of wetlands for both people and the environment. Moreover, this day commemorates the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971, at Ramsar, Iran. Wetlands are disappearing three times more quickly than forests, and since the 1700s, about 90% of the world’s wetlands have been damaged. But wetlands are essential ecosystems that support biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, global economies, and more. In order to stop the rapid loss of wetlands and promote conservation and restoration efforts, it is vital that we increase national and international knowledge of them. The perfect moment to raise awareness of these vitally important ecosystems is on International Wetlands Day. Under the direction of Dr. Acharjee, the students of the Centre for Studies in Geography conducted a campaign to raise awareness on the Dibrugarh University Campus. As a part of this awareness campaign, significant activities were conducted, campus cleanliness, postering in the DU Hostels, and campus interaction.