|Kids look over a Bogotá wetlands.|
(Photo from: Maomolina)
|Locations of nine of Bogotá's wetlands, |
or 'humedales' in Spanish.
(Map from Wikipedia.)
|Cleaning up the crude in a Bogotá canal. (Photo: El Tiempo)|
|A Canadian plover, |
which visit Bogotá's wetlands.
Yet, despite it all, the wetlands still harbor bird, rodent and plant species - including providing habitat for some birds which migrate as far north as Alaska. The wetlands also serve as natural filters for wastewater and reservoirs which reduce flooding.
|The Santa Maria wetland. (Wikipedia.)|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours