capenatureWith pressure on South Africa’s water sources continually increasing, it is vital we acknowledge #WorldWetlandsDay today and take note of the importance of this valuable water system.
Says CapeNature CEO, Dr Razeena Omar: “In light of the current severe #drought, there’s no better time to ensure we have healthy and functioning ecological infrastructure. This includes not only our rivers and streams, but importantly also #wetlands because these ecological systems act as water-holding and water-producing devices which provide clean, safe water to our dams and ultimately the end consumer.” Wetlands have often been referred to as wastelands in the past, but they’re in fact among the most productive ecosystems in the world. Wetlands play an important part in river catchments by contributing to flood attenuation, drought relief, water storage and filtering, and soil protection.
#capenature #conserve #explore #experience #water #wetland #demond #estuary
- melhumsWhere is this?
- capenature@melhums - This is De Mond Nature Reserve, at the mouth of the Heuningnes River. It lies about 26km south-east of Bredasdorp on the south-western Cape coast, between Arniston and Struisbaai and is a World Heritage Site.
- melhumsR u allowed boats on the river
- capenature@melhums - unfortunately not.
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