Global Nature Fund
Global Nature Fund, established in 1998, is a private non-profit foundation with the stated goal of protecting the environment. It is headquartered in Radolfzell
Radolfzell am Bodensee is a town in Germany at the western end of Lake Constance approximately 18 km northwest of Konstanz. It is the third largest town, after Constance and Singen, in the district of Konstanz, in Baden-Württemberg....

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...


The organization, which sponsors the Living Lakes Network
Living Lakes Network
The Living Lakes is an international network program managed by the Global Nature Fund to enhance the protection, restoration and rehabilitation of freshwater lakes worldwide...

, marks World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day occurs on February 2nd, every year.It marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, called Ramsar Convention, on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and made an encouraging...

 annually by designating a water body as "Threatened Lake of the Year". In 2004 it signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Ramsar
Ramsar is a city in and the capital of Ramsar County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 31,659, in 9,421 families....

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