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The world celebrates World Wetlands Day!

It becomes very important to reflect on the role of wetlands in carbon sequestration, mitigation against the impacts of climate change or ensuring socio-economic resilience.
South Africa has just completed National Wetlands Map which is a giant step in locating where are these wetlands in the country, their sizes, health status, services, threats, etc.
The mapping of these natural kidneys or sponges is critical I pro-actively ensuring their protection against the unsustainable development which has led to extensive degradation so far.