What are wetlands?
Wetlands are the areas where water meets the land.
Wetlands include mangrove areas, peatlands, marshes, rivers, lakes, ponds, deltas, floodplains, flooded areas, rice fields, and coral reefs.
Wetlands exist in every country and in every climatic zone, from the polar regions to the tropics, and from high altitudes to dry regions.
Wetlands attracts animals of many kinds that make the areas their homes.
Wetlands are important for animal and human survival, protection against floods, providing food, and as stores of essential carbon from the surrounding forests.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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