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Losing Wetlands

February 3, 2021 2:07 PM

Today is #WorldWetlandsDay - did you know that 40% of the world's species live and breed in wetlands, that they store and clean our water, or that we've lost or destroyed 90% of ours in the UK?

We're lucky to have some amazing wetland landscapes in and around #Rother - Pevensey Levels, Rye Harbour, and Combe Valley, all supporting incredible wildlife and clean water #WorldWetlandsDay

Peat wetlands store more carbon that rainforests, storing 1/3 of the world's total despite only taking up 3% of the earth's surface #WorldWetlandsDay

More than 1bn people rely on wetlands for income, which also provide protection from floods and storms - one acre of wetlands can absorb up to 1.5 million gallons of floodwater #WorldWetlandsDay

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