Wetlands may be the world’s most valuable ecosystems – but they are probably also the most unloved.
Often under-appreciated as mere bogs or swamps to be drained and developed, wetlands are among the most economically and ecologically valuable ecosystems on Earth.
We need to learn to love them and look after them better if we want to preserve the rich plant and animal life they support, and sustain the range of valuable services they provide for the survival of our planet and human life. The vast majority of New Zealand’s original wetlands have already been destroyed, but there is much we can do to preserve those that remain. more