Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2008.

The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 157 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1678 wetland sites, totaling 150 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.

For information on World Wetlands Day activities, or for a package of materials (posters, stickers, fact sheets) please contact the Secretariat:

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat
Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
tel. +41 22 999 0170, fax +41 22 999 0169