How much do we depend on wetlands in Colombo?

The canals of Colombo are connected to a system of lakes and wetlands that weave through the city. And it’s bigger than most people realize. In fact, this unique wetland complex has a total estimated area of over 56,000 acres in the quickly growing Sri Lankan capital.

Enjoy this photo story on 15 ways wetlands are vital for cities, food and people on Sri Lanka.

Photo credits: International Water Management Institute