World Wetlands Day

Today, 2 February 2021, is World Wetlands Day.

Across the world, wetlands are incredibly valuable. They create rich habitats for wildlife, improve water quality, and reduce the risk of floods. They provide unique services, which no other ecosystem can.

Sadly, many wetland landscapes have been degraded and destroyed in the past by activities such as urban development, agriculture and peat extraction. It is vital that we work to protect and restore these vital environments to help nature’s recovery.

This year’s World Wetlands Day theme focuses on the theme of ‘wetlands and water’: how wetlands act as an essential source of freshwater, and how we must protect this resource for the wellbeing of the planet.

Thanks to WILD Presentations for some of the clips in this video.