5 months ASEAN meeting highlights conservation of wetlands, protection of migratory birds MB
By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz Improving the conservation of wetlands and protection of migratory birds took center stage during the Second Meeting of the ASEAN Network on Wetlands and Migratory Water Birds Conservation (ASEAN Flyway Network). Migratory birds wander in Manila Bay (RIO LEONELLE DELUVIO / MANILA BULLETIN) Wetlands are a critical part of the natural environment that protect shores from wave action and reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants, and improve water quality. They provide habitat for birds, animals, and plants and many contain rich biodiversity. For birds, wetlands are sources for drinking water and serve as areas for ... more