Wetlands Are "The Most Effective Clarbon Sinks On Our Planet"

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GLAND, Switzerland

Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective clarbon sinks on our planet". Urrego cited the importance of wetlands in limiting the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, highlighting the importance of peatlands in land-based carbon storage, and coastal wetlands as carbon-dense ecosystems.