Kannan CS Warrier*
Senior Principal Scientist (Scientist F) and EIACP Coordinator, ICFRE - Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: Kannan CS Warrier, Senior Principal Scientist (Scientist F) and EIACP Coordinator, ICFRE - Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: April 06, 2023; Published: May 29, 2023
Areas that are flooded with water are called wetlands. It could be either permanently or seasonally flooded. Swamps, floodplains, ponds, marshes and lakes are included under inland wetlands. Mangroves, lagoons, salt water marshes, and coral reefs come under coastal wetlands. Human made wetlands also exits. The are fish ponds, rice paddies and saltpans. Wetland systems directly and indirectly support the livelihood of millions of people, providing various tangible and intangible benefits to them. Benefits of wetlands include preventing coastal erosion, checking floods, and reduce the effects of natural disasters like tidal waves and cyclones. They store water for long periods. They also act as spawning grounds for various fish species and provide nesting and foraging opportunities for amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and other animals.
Citation: Kannan CS Warrier. “It's Time for Wetlands Restoration". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.7 (2023): 01-02.
Copyright: © 2023 Kannan CS Warrier. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.