We are recognising World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are valuable for wildlife, but what you may not know is that they are also fundamental in the protection against natural distasters and extreme weather events. Unfortunately, wetlands across the world are being drained to make room for housing, fish-farming and improper drainage systems, these important ecosystems need to be protected!
Luckily wetlands can be recreated, such as the Great Fen Project in East Anglia. Sadly the project is almost the only remaining example of a wetland habitat that once covered most of the region. By using landscape-scale management techniques, the project aims to create a much bigger refuge, and provide a home for some of the UK’s most vulnerable wildlife.
To find out more about wetlands, visit http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/