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February 2, is World Wetlands Day, marking the date of the Convention on Wetlands in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. People from environment groups and conservation agencies working on wetlands protection and education are celebrating today under this year's banner: "Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People".

Maybe there's a Ramsar site near you -- they're all over the world.

who've done something today for World Wetlands Day -- photos from a group outing, or some crafts or art made with materials from your local wetland.

Want to make a cut-out marine or freshwater turtle? Download one of these beautiful print-and-make turtles from the Ramsar website.

UPDATE: Environmental News Service reports that to mark World Wetlands Day the Republic of Congo designated four new Wetlands of International Importance, including one that is the second largest in the world.