The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through its Biodiversity Management Bureau, leads the Philippine celebration of the 2022 World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day is being celebrated every February 2 annually to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. The date marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.
Presidential Proclamation no. 74 series of 1999 also declares February 2 of every year as National Wetlands Day in recognition of the immense importance of wetlands to the welfare of the Filipino people and the protection of global biodiversity.