They are critical for fighting climate change but . . . do you really know the importance of tropical wetlands?
Currently, wetlands—especially forested wetlands—are undergoing very high deforestation rates around the globe. Not only does this put their carbon storage potential under threat, but it jeopardizes the vital ecosystem services they provide, including water regulation, habitats for wildlife, food and even disaster protection. Learn more about their importance by taking the World Wetlands Day quiz.