Life thrives in wetlands. Wetlands are rich reservoirs of biodiversity that are vital for humanity and nature to thrive with 40% of the world’s plant and animal species depending on wetlands. In recognition of International Biodiversity Day on 22 May, the Convention on Wetlands calls for actions to reverse the loss of nature to be scaled up, as a foundation to build back better and achieve the objectives of the sustainable development agenda.

To support Contracting Parties in celebrating International Biodiversity Day in the context of the 50th Anniversary of the Convention, the Secretariat has developed a suite of biodiversity-themed communications including a factsheet, social media tiles, social media messages and a 30-second animation. These and other resources can be found in the ‘Resources’ section of our website.

Additionally, Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Convention on Wetlands, has prepared a video statement on how wetlands are part of the solution to the loss of biodiversity which can be found here.