wetland

  Wetlands - Humedales

These wetlands are located high and on private land,

they are not accessible, some of them are quicksand swamps and dangerous.

Estos humedales están ubicados en lo alto y en terrenos privados, son inaccesibles, algunos son pantanos de arenas movedizas peligrosos.

Las turberas como compromiso de Chile frente al cambio climático

Dr Fernan Silva, SAG:  publicaciones humedales Aysén  

Humedales de Aysén F. Silva SAG.pdf

Wetlands are the most fertile non-marine ecosystems on the planet.

They produce 2,5 kg/m2 of carbon mass, more than tropical forests.

Wetlands are among the richest ecosystems of Earth.

Sphagnum in the wetlands - valuable for ecosystem and for combating climate change, acting as carbon storage. Wetlands of the region need special protection: Sphagnum is heavily exploited and exported in the region.

Valuable allies for forest restoration: provide stabilising surface around seedlings and for woodland islands.

Some wetlands turn into forested areas when protected, like the peatbog in the project.

Inland wetlands disappear faster than coastal.

What the world needs now to fight climate change: More swamps.pdf

Restoration of peatlands: elimination of cattle, of drainage.

Wetlands international: www.wetlands.org.