Canada has 25% of the planet’s wetlands which cover nearly 14% of its landmass. But, from coast to coast to coast, wetlands are disappearing at an astonishing and appalling rate. On the prairies, they have been reduced by as much as 70 – 90% in just the past 40 years to make way for more crops. Wetlands Matter plunges into this issue, revealing the dynamics that drive wetland drainage, the impacts and costs of this practice and possible solutions to the problem.
Celebrate World Wetland Day on February 2, and watch this 15 minute documentary to learn more about why “Wetlands Matter”.