Today is the International Wetlands Day. These biotopes are of the most diverse and ecosystem-indispensable habitats on our planet. They are found almost all over the world and they are home to countless organisms that depend on their existence. Wetlands not only contribute to biodiversity, but also contribute to the water cycle and its purification, they are source of food for animals and humans, they have a positive effect on the climate and mitigate the impact of climate change.

As a part of conservation activities, Zoo Liberec supports the community organization called Tebat Rasau on the island of Belitung in Indonesia, which protects and sustainably uses local rare wetlands. Among other things, the critically endangered malaysian giant turtle (Orlitia borneensis), the black-rayed soft-shelled turtle (Amyda cartilaginea) or the southeast asian box turtle (Cuora amboinensis) find refuge here.

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