Current Affairs Question No. 7737
What is the theme of 2017 World Wetlands Day?
[A] Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction
[B] No wetlands – no water
[C] Fish for tomorrow?
[D] Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People
Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction
The World Wetlands Day (WWD) is observed every year on February 2 to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971 in Iran. The day is established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet.The wetlands play an important role in reducing the impact of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and cyclones. Wetlands act as a natural sponge, absorbing and storing excess rainfall and reducing flooding. The 2017 theme is “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction”.