World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
World Wetlands Day is also an opportunity to enjoy the wildlife value provided by wetlands such as those as Musselburgh, near Edinburgh. The photo above shows The Firth of Forth at Musselburgh with the tide in. When the tide is out this is a place where hundreds of waders gather. The Lagoons at Musselburgh, slightly inland from the Firth of Forth, are vital places for waders too. These are ponds made where formerly ash from a nearby power station was buried. Now that the power station has closed down the remaining active ash lagoons are set to be converted to more lagoons for waders.