Floating wetlands improve water quality, ecosystem health
The Toronto Zoo is committed to improving environmental sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint, and investigating conservation efforts in new and innovative ways. This year, we have installed floating wetlands on one of our ponds behind the Snow Leopard Habitat. Run-off of nutrients, contaminants, petroleum products and organic materials often seep into all types of freshwater bodies, threatening the health of ecosystems. However, when we harness the natural ability of plants and microbes to absorb nutrients and break down contaminants, floating wetlands can improve water quality and ecosystem health.
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