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World Water Day: Why We Should Celebrate Wetlands

The Nature Conservancy of Canada
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March 21, 2015
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World Water Day, celebrated every March 22nd, encourages citizens around the world to celebrate water and calls for collective learning and action on water-related issues.

Some say water is the lifeblood of this planet, and it’s true! The areas where land and water meet (wetlands, coasts, shorelines and stream banks, to name a few) are places that brim with biodiversity and rare species. The healthy state of these ecosystems is crucial for nature’s provision of services such as purification of air and proper nutrient cycling.

Healthy wetlands and watersheds play key roles in the quality of our water resources. They act like giant sponges that help absorb and replenish water to buffer flood and drought risks. They are also vital nesting, breeding and staging grounds for waterfowl and many other species and continue to be among the most diverse ecosystems of all!

But in spite of their important roles, our world’s wetlands are facing serious woes. Troubling statistics estimates that 64 percent of world’s wetlands have disappeared since the 1900s.

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Cancun itself is evidence of the threats facing our planet. A growing tourism industry in the city is killing off mangroves, natural fighters of climate change. Al Jazeera Mariana Sanchez reports. (AlJazeeraEnglish)

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