Wetlands Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Wetlands five times more efficient at reducing nitrate than the best land-based conservation practices….

    We came across this interesting article that adds further weight to the value of wetlands in our agricultural and urban environments… The agricultural regions of the U.S. Midwest have a problem with excess nitrate from crop fertiliser making its way into rivers and streams through subsurface drainage channels and agricultural ditches.  High nitrate concentrations in waterways are harmful […]

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  • Wetlands support threatened species

    Image of Yellow Water, Kakadu National Park, Photo by S. Stuart-Smith.   Wetlands are important for supporting threatened species. Australia’s wetlands are home to a diverse range of species, including plants, birds, fish, frogs, reptiles and mammals. Many of these species rely on wetlands for their survival, especially during important life cycles stages such as […]

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