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