Wetlands are often mistaken for wasted land but they are actually quite essential for world. These wetlands act as sponges and help soak up excess water so higher ground can stay dry and usable. Wetlands also protect a whole unique ecosystem important for human. Algae, fish, plants, birds, shell fish and other creatures live in these wetlands. They help determine the environmental health of an area or a whole region.
The World Wetland Day organization explains it this way: “Livelihoods from fishing, rice farming, travel, tourism, and water provision all depend on wetlands. And wetlands are vital to us in many other ways. They host a huge variety of life, protect our coastlines, provide natural sponges against river flooding, and store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change.”
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