As the most fertile ecosystem regarding biological production in the world, the wetlands ecosystem is as rich as the Amazon rainforest, according to an expert.

“Wetlands are more productive than other water resources, where terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems are interconnected and tightly in balance,” said Mehmet Gokoglu, an expert on water resources at Akdeniz University in Antalya.

Wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does

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