Happy World Wetlands Day!????
it’s world wetlands day and we environmental enthusiasts are happy that this is celebrated because we need our wetlands. One may ask what is a wetlands?
Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season.04 May,2023Britannica 2023
Wetlands are important because they hold water so it doesn’t food. Nobody enjoys floods so that’s a good reason why saving #wetkands is a must ! They give animals places to live and if you love birds then you know birds migrate to wetlands. Ther are lot of moses in wetlands. They’re important because they make our summers cooler! Heat waves ain’t pleasant so respect wetkands l beg!
For some more genral knowledge all you need to know is Wetlands are found between land and water obviously! So these are you swamps, mashes and bogs, rivers ,mangroves, mudflats, ponds, billabongs, lagoons, lakes, and floodplains.
1.The West Siberian Lowland, Amazon River Basin, and Hudson Bay Lowland are among the largest wetlands in the world. The world’s largest protected wetland is Llanos de Moxos, located in Bolivia. It is more than 17 million acres—roughly equal in size to North Dakota.
2.Wetlands are natural water filters
Wetlands can hold pollutants such as heavy metals and phosphorous and can even aid in converting dissolved nitrogen into nitrogen gas
3.More than 19,500 animal and plant species depend on wetlands for survival globally
4.Wetlands can be used for wastewater treatment by municipalities. Due to wetlands’ effectiveness as natural water filters, they are now being exploited as low cost, convenient, and effective options for municipal wastewater treatment.
5.Wetlands can store up to fifty times more carbon compared to rain forests. The area of earth covered by wetlands is very small, but their carbon-capturing abilities are amazing. Wetlands, especially peat wetlands, can store up to 50 times more carbon (the heat-trapping gas) compared to rain forests thereby helping to combat climate change.