This 31 March 2020 video says about itself:
If rainforests are the lungs of the planet, then wetlands are the lifeblood. They’re essential for all life. Their beautiful landscapes will take your breath away, and their rich variety of wildlife will inspire you.
Wetlands are incredible, but historically we’ve undervalued them. Now they’re disappearing at a rate three times faster than forests.
Explore this amazing yet underrated habitat here.
50 years ago, American waterways were getting more protections. A 1970 bill that became the Clean Water Act helped to double the number of U.S. waterbodies clean enough for swimming and fishing. In January, the U.S. administration changed how waters were defined, effectively removing those protections for half the country’s wetlands. By Allie Wilkinson.