Factsheet Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project

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Many of the poor rely on wetlands for food, water, construction materials and similar necessities. Wetlands also act as transport corridors and provide protection against flood, drought and saltwater intrusion – all functions crucial to environmental and food security. Hence the maintenance of healthy wetlands is important for poverty alleviation, and because wetlands are  critical to water supply they are literally the source of life.

Factsheet Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project

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