A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. Wetlands themselves are diverse, varying from region to region based on the topography, hydrology, vegetation and climatic factors of the region. Wetlands harbour a myriad of living organisms and it is of little surprise that human subsistence is critically dependent on the good health of wetlands.
The World Wetlands Day is observed on 2nd February each year. Read more about the interdependence of wetlands and living organisms on http://www.ramsar.orgThis work by Rohan Chakravarty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.