World Wetlands Day occurs each year on February 2 to highlight the importance of wetlands to animals and people around the globe. It celebrates the day the Ramsar Wetlands Convention was signed in 1971 (the Convention celebrated its 40th Anniversary last year). The Wetlands Convention promotes the conservation and wise use of wetlands through international cooperation. Today, 1,994 Ramsar sites covering more than 474 million acres have been designated as Wetlands of International Importance.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge