Wetlands hold 20-30% of soil carbon despite occupying less than 8% of the land surface, making them an important sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide. Wetlands favor the accumulation of organic matter content, up to 40% of carbon compared to 0.5-2% of agricultural soils. And it’s worth noting that wetlands are a natural sponge that help to reduce disaster risk, such as flooding.
The bad news is that wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests. Their important role and urgent need for restoration are not well known, nor are there as many organizations supporting Wetlands compared to planting trees.
But Wetlands International, based in the Netherlands, is doing precisely that, and today we want to thank them. Take a moment to tag them in a note on your choice of social network today.
You could say something like this:
Thanks for conserving and restoring wetlands around the world. Thank you for taking action and showing us that it’s possible to restore the damage we have done to nature. You give us hope. #factsconnectionaction #thecarbonalmanac
Feel free to use this one, or write one of your own. Then share this email with a friend and keep the conversation going. Please remember to tag Wetlands International in your post.