A wide range of plants and animals depend on wetlands for their survival.
Several thousand plant species grow in wetlands, ranging from mosses and grasses to shrubs and trees.
Huge numbers of birds spend all or part of their life cycles in wetlands, which provide habitat and food sources for them to survive.
Fish use wetlands for breeding, feeding and shelter, whether that’s in inland or coastal environments.
Two-thirds of the frog species known in New South Wales depend on wetlands for their survival.
At least 9 species of mammal live in NSW wetlands, where they find plentiful supplies of their preferred foods.
Many reptiles are dependent on NSW wetlands, including freshwater turtles, water skinks, snakes and water dragons.
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