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2016 theme ”The future of wildlife is in our hands”

African and Asian elephants will be a main focus of the Day under the theme “The future of elephants is in our hands”. Countries around the world are encouraged to highlight species of wild animals and plants from their own countries, adapting the global theme to suit.

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Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods is the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2016. This theme is selected to demonstrate the vital role of wetlands for the future of humanity and specifically their relevance towards achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals.

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History

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat provides outreach materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.

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The 2015 World Food Day theme is “Social Protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty”.

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2015 Theme: 30 Years of Healing the Ozone Together - "Ozone: All there is between you and UV.”

                                               International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

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2015 Theme: Attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year.  The focus this year is “attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.”

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