In recent decades, the frequency of natural disasters has more than doubled worldwide. While climate change is implicated in this phenomenon, the destruction of natural ecosystems - especially wetlands - by human activities greatly aggravates the consequences.Indeed, wetlands often act more effectively than infrastructure construction in mitigating the damage caused by extreme weather events. In the face of these growing threats, today more than ever we must preserve and rehabilitate these natural environments.ALLAIN BOUGRAIN DUBOURG, Chairman of the LPOVÉRONIQUE PENCHIENATI, Executive Director Evian Volvic MondeMARTHA ROJAS-URREGO, Secretary General of the Ramsar General Convention
Indispensable sources of life for mankind
For disaster prevention
World Day 2 February 2017
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