Green News: do you know what a wetland is, and can you list the ones from the Pacific region?

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Today is World Wetlands Day: do you know what a wetland is, and can you list the ones from the Pacific region?

Wetlands are areas where water is the primary determinant of the environment and associated plant and animal life. In the Pacific region, these are mainly mangroves and coral reefs: 84 sites are part of the Ramsar convention*! Because wetlands play a role in our ability to manage climate change impacts, it is fundamental to preserve them.

  • If you find litter in public parks or wetlands, pick it and throw it in the bin.
  • Be careful while discarding plants or seeds. Our non-native household plants can be invasive and dominate over native flora.

 

* Ramsar in the Pacific, PROE

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Maëva Tesan

Information, Communication and Knowledge Management Officer