Research published in Nature today highlights the importance of Australian Coastal Saltmarsh wetlands for storing carbon, especially as sea levels rise.
The Cradle Coast region has 35% of Tasmania’s Coastal Saltmarsh, and Cradle Coast NRM has recently applied for funding to help protect this critical threatened ecosystem from the threats that it faces – weed invasions, development, draining, grazing and reduced water quality.
“Preserving coastal wetlands is critical. Wetlands store flood water, buffer the coast from storms, cycle nutrients through the ecosystem and provide vital sea and land habitat. They are precious, and worth protecting.”