5 Ways Wetlands are Crucial to Climate Change Adaptation
Wetlands stabilize coastlines, buffer against extreme weather events, and reduce the risk of soil erosion. Wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate all over the world: three times faster than forests. These areas of land that are partially or totally covered with water – permanently or seasonally – include marshes, swamps and bogs. Along with coral reefs and rainforests, wetlands are among the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems.