What is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2016?

What is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2016?
[A]Forests and Wetlands
[B]Wetlands and Tourism
[C]Wetlands for our Future – Sustainable Livelihoods
[D]Wetlands and Agriculture

Wetlands for our Future – Sustainable Livelihoods
The World Wetlands Day is observed annually on February 2 to mark the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the city of Ramsar in Iran in 1971. The 2016 theme is ” Wetlands for our Future – Sustainable Livelihoods”. It highlights the value of wetlands in securing local livelihoods through activities as fishing, rice farming, tourism and water provision. The day is observed to promote, create awareness and ensure positive and affirmative action for conservation of wetlands.

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