Jijia - Iasi Wetlands is composed of a variety of habitats that surround the lower stretch of the Jija river, before it flows into the Prut river which marks the border with Moldova.
The importance of seagrasses is highlighted in a new report, Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People, released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).
Our oceans cover three quarters of the world’s surface area, we depend on them to sustain our economies, regulate our climate, and they are a habitat for diverse marine biodiversity.
Six of Australia’s 66 Wetlands of International Importance are located on reefs or islands. A research study of one of these sites, Ashmore Reef, has just been completed, with a series of videos highlighting its extraordinary biodiversity.