2nd February is World Wetlands Day.
Wetlands are land areas that are permanently or seasonally saturated with water. The concept of wetland gains significance because of the environmental concerns we are seeing these days.
Wetlands play an important role in the local environment and associated plant and animal life.
On 2 February 1971, the ‘Ramsar Convention on Wetlands’ was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar to provide the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands.
From their vantage point of 800 km high, Earth observation satellites provide satellite imagery on wetlands.
These data can then be used to monitor and sustainably manage these precious resources.
In this video you saw some stunning satellite images from European Space Agency (ESA).