Virtual World Wetlands Day 2022

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The theme for the 2022 WWD is Wetlands Action for People and Nature.

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World wetlands day (WWD) is celebrated on the 2nd of February each year, to mark the protection of wetlands under the Ramsar Convention. Events to celebrate WWD are hosted around the world, with the aim of gathering wetland stakeholders to discuss conservation under a global theme that is selected by Wetlands International.

The theme for the 2022 WWD is Wetlands Action for People and Nature. Its an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital to save the world’s wetlands

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Canada’s Unsung Heroes: the importance of peatlands for people and nature

By Dianna Kopansky

Coordinator of the Global Peatlands Initiative in the Biodiversity and Land Management Branch at UN Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.

Other presentations at this event will come from the Specialists from the following organizations: Cows and Fish, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Miistakis Institute, Trace Associates and World Wildlife Funds Canada etc.

In 2019, The Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) at Mount Royal University introduced an initiative to create a hub for wetland sustainability knowledge exchange in Alberta, by gathering key stakeholders in wetland science, policy development, and practice in Alberta and across western Canada to join the global celebration of WWD. Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and the Alberta NAWMP (North American Waterfowl Management Plan) Partnership are collaborating with MRU and IES to host the 2022 World Wetlands Day Symposium on the 2nd of February 2022 through Virtual delivery.

World Wetlands Day celebrations are an open event for wetland stakeholders and everyone interested in wetland conservation within the community. In a pandemic year, this event will be a virtual gathering of wetland scientists and stakeholders at both private and public sector organizations.

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Organizer of Virtual World Wetlands Day 2022

The aim of the Institute for Environmental Sustainability is to act as a facilitator and catalyst for interdisciplinary research on sustainability. The IES is committed to engaging with students and researchers across the full spectrum of academic disciplines at Mount Royal University. We also strive to strengthen and expand our partnerships with industry, government and non-government agencies and institutions in the region.

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