With the recent enhanced focus on global warming and climate change, you may be interested to find out more about the role of salt marshes, such as those abundant in the Avon Estuary, and other coastal ecosystems in sequestering carbon. Check the following link for more information and a brief video:-
Clearly, these important habitats deserve the highest level of protection on a global AND local scale.
An idea of the extent of salt marsh and mud flats in the upper estuary is provided by the DWLT video – click on the link below to view:-
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