WETLANDS ARE FRAGILE ECOSYSTEMS, PRESERVE THEM
- 01 Feb
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On the 2nd of February each year, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. The treaty became commonly known as the Ramsar Convention.
What are wetlands?
Wetlands are areas of land that are flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently.
Types of wetlands
A. Inland wetland types:
· Marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, flood plains and swamps
B. Coastal wetland types:
· Mangroves, saltwater marshes, estuaries, lagoons – even coral reefs