Tuesday, February 3, 2015

World Wetlands Day - February 02

World Wetlands Day - February 02

The future of humanity depends on wetlands

They purify and replenish our water, and provide the fish and rice that feed billions. Wetlands act as a natural sponge against flooding and drought, and protect our coastlines. They burst with biodiversity, and are a vital means of storing carbon

Unfortunately, these benefits are not widely known. Often viewed as wasteland, 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900.

Help us turn the tide on the loss and degradation of our wetlands. Join us for World Wetlands Day 2015 – and beyond! Here's how you can get involved:

#‎WorldWetlandsDay ‪#‎WetlandsForOurFuture‬
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

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