Uganda’s Wetlands

Today is World Wetlands Day 2011.

We have been connected to wetlands since our ancestral protozoa emerged from the primordial ooze. To this day we rely on wetlands for water filtration, flood control, fish nurseries, carbon sequestration, fibers for weaving and other crafts, habitat for endangered birds, and tourism and recreation.

Rather than focus on the doom-and-gloom aspect of how much damage we have done to the world’s wetlands, I decided to create a short video of images from some of Uganda’s wetlands. (If you don’t see the video embedded below, click here: Uganda Wetlands Video)

Thanks to Charles Steinberg Photography for most of the good images in the video. The rest are mine.

Mark D. Jordahl – Kampala

About Mark D. Jordahl

Mark Jordahl is a writer, trip leader and naturalist who has lived much of the last 7 years in Uganda and currently calls Colorado home.
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4 Responses to Uganda’s Wetlands

  1. Really beautifully crafted video. Well Done Mark.
    And thanks for all the credits. You have some great shots in there, so no fair attributing “most of the good images” just to me.
    I hope work like this of yours helps to conserve these precious wetlands.
    Charles

  2. Cheryl says:

    Really nice! Loved the music! And I recognized at least one of those shots – think it was taken near the ferry landing as we headed into the park early one morning.

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