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the "kid­ney of the earth," fil­ter­ing chem­i­cals and toxic sub­stances from the wa­ter be­fore it drains into the sea.

Based on stud­ies, the to­tal loss of nat­u­ral wet­lands around the world is es­ti­mated to be 54 to 57 per­cent. This is a sig­nif­i­cant fig­ure, con­sid­er­ing that wet­lands con­tin­u­ously re­move and store at­mo­spheric car­bon, help­ing stave off global warm­ing and mit­i­gate the ef­fects of Cli­mate Change, the DENR added.

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