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Happy #WorldWetlandsDay! Wetlands are critical to the well-being of the planet. I've been lucky to have had many opportunities to share the stories of wetlands through interpretive signage and thought it might be fun to look back on a few. #sciart #scicomm 1/
I often find myself answering the question 'What good are wetlands?' Once considered wasteland by farmers and developers, we're finally understanding the important ecological services they provide. #WorldWetlandsDay #sciart #scicomm 2/
Wetlands are critical habitat for hundreds of bird species who nest and find food and cover among the waterlogged vegetation. #WorldWetlandsDay #sciart #scicomm 3/
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Thread/ #Wetlands may seem off-topic for an organisation based in #Africa's #drylands, but the protection & restoration of river ecosystems makes up a big part of our programmes at Tree Aid

Learn more this #WorldWetlandsDay 👇
2/When it does rain in the #Sahel, it often pours, leading to destructive flash floods, riverbank damage & #soilerosion. #Siltation is a major problem in the Sahel too, making rivers dry up quicker in the dry season, and flood faster in the rainy season too

3/ Our riverine projects work with local communities to restore & protect existing #trees along river banks, and adapt #farming methods to reduce siltation

Rivers & streams are a lifeline for these areas, and provide vital many services - read on to learn what we've been doing👇
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Not a rocket science. Today is #WorldWetlandsDay.
#Wetlands provide many ecosystem services.

- They replenish the ground water
- Provide habitat to numerous species. From smaller to large predators. It’s their home.
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Happy #WorldWetlandsDay! Give it up for Los Angeles' largest and only remaining native wetlands area, the Ballona Wetlands. #Westchester #PlayaDelRey #MarinaDelRey
We do have a few restored or re-created #wetlands areas in the Los Angeles area, most notably the #Malibu Lagoon:
There's also the South Los Angeles #Wetlands Park, opened in 2012, formerly a @metrolosangeles bus yard and #LARy streetcar maintenance facility off of Avalon Blvd:
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