Welsh Green Dragon


World Wetlands Day at Newport Wetlands Centre by tanyamercer

Today is World Wetlands Day.

Each year conservationists use the day as an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of unique wetland habitats across the world.

There are many internationally important habitats around the UK and all have a rich array of wildlife.

Conservationists believe that the preservation and creation of wetland ecosystems are important in helping to combat climate change. Reed beds absorb a massive amount of Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere and help to increase biodiversity, something which has recently been heavily critised here in Wales.

They also play an important part in flood protection.

To find out more about wetlands in South Wales, Chris and I went to Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve.

For our the full interview with Gideon Harries of the RSPB, see below.

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