Wetlands are valuable ecosystems that play an important role in maintaining environmental quality, sustaining livelihoods and supporting biodiversity. The wide range of animal and plant species wetlands support provide ecosystem that services in the form of fisheries, fuel-wood, timber, medicines, and the local and global biodiversity, providing high ecological, cultural and economic value through recreation and tourism. Wetlands also exert significant influence on the hydrological cycle, altering flood flows, maintaining low flows and groundwater recharge. Wetlands that are registered by Ramsar as wetlands of international importance in the Nile Basin are presented below.
Wetlands of Bahr El Ghazal and Bahr El Jebel sub-basin
Wetland and Ramsar sites in Nile Basin