From the smallest worm to the largest whale, let’s celebrate the World Wildlife Day.
This year, World Wildlife Day is celebrated under the theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”, as a way to learn about the issues endangering wildlife, to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and how we can each play a role in protecting them.
Wetlands cover about 6% of the Earth’s land surface and are among the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
Unfortunately, the decline of wetlands, which is part of the decline in biodiversity observed on a global scale, directly threatens the many species that depend on these environments. Of the more than 19,500 species that depend on wetlands, 1/4 are threatened with extinction, including more than 40% of amphibian species.
In this context, the Mediterranean Alliance for Wetlands has been working since its creation for the conservation of wetlands in the Mediterranean, successes have been achieved and work continues for the conservation of natural jewels.
Together for wetlands!