GNF - World Wetlands Day 2021

World Wetlands Day 2021 – Threatened Lake Areas

2 February 2021, Online


Living Lakes, the Global Nature Fund together with the German NGO Forum on Environment & Development celebrated the World Wetlands Day 2021 – Wetlands and Water with the online
event Threatened Lake Areas announcing the Pantanal as this years ‘Threatened Lake of the Year’. You also learn about Wetland Albufera in Valencia, Spain and get an impression of the Global Lakes Marathon, an inspiring 24 hours online event around the globe. 



Introduction and Moderation

Udo Gattenlöhner, Executive Director, Global Nature Fund


News from L’Albufera – Threatened Lake of the Year 2020

Antonio Guillem, Fundación Global Nature, Spain


The Pantanal: Threatened Lake of the Year 2021 – Lakes of Holstein Switzerland: Living Lakes of the Year 2020/2021

Bettina Schmidt, Project Manager, Global Nature Fund


Global Lake Marathon Impressions and conclusions + Citizen Science

Éva Geletáné Varga, Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency, Hungary


Lakes without Limits – Nature without Barriers

Roman Guziak, ETNA, Poland, Katja Weickmann, Global Nature Fund, Germany


Contributions from the Living Lakes Network


End of the event


The recording of the online event on World Wetlands Day 2021 is available here:


Wetlands: A Global Priority

Fundación Global Nature

We look back over our almost 30 years of existence. For us, wetlands have always been and remain a global priority. We aim to restore thousands of hectares over the next 10 years. With local partnerships, with biodiversity and climate change at the heart.