BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS  GE15
Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Earth Matters  >  Wild about Wetlands Part 1: What Are Wetlands?

Wild about Wetlands Part 1: What Are Wetlands?

Dr Ahmad Aldrie Amir, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow/Coordinator, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI-UKM)/Malaysian Mangrove Research Alliance and Network (MyMangrove)

30-Jan-23 15:00

Wild about Wetlands Part 1: What Are Wetlands?

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, and 2023's theme is “It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration,” highlighting the urgent need to prioritise wetland restoration. Though they are called bogs, swamps, marshes, and a host of other unappealing names, wetlands are the most productive ecosystems in the world, and exist in every country and in every climatic zone. In a two-part special, we take a deep dive and discuss all things wetlands with Dr. Ahmad Aldrie Amir, a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) at UKM, who is also the coordinator of the Malaysian Mangrove Research Alliance and Network (MyMangrove). In this first episode, we discuss what constitutes a wetland, the invaluable services provided by these ecosystems, and some of the wetlands found right here in Malaysia.

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  environment

Tags:  MyMangroveswampsWetland Restorationworld wetlands daymangroveswetlands


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : BFM 89.9 -- The Business Station

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Thorsten Beck, Professor of Financial Stability, Florence School of Banking and Finance

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

The Property Show

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Eddy Han, ShopBack Malaysia

11:05 AM

HerVantage

Dr Mastura Rosly, Psychiatrist, Mind Matters Clinic

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

Andre Sequerah and Tay Shan Li, Managing Partners, ScaleUp Malaysia.

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Thorsten Beck, Professor of Financial Stability, Florence School of Banking and Finance

2:05 PM

Live & Learn

Lessons From GE15: How to Improve the Election Process

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

What's Driving Deforestation in Malaysia?

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Back Up: Let’s Talk About Degenerative Spine Diseases

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Popcorn Culture - Review

John Wick: Chapter 4

8:00 PM

Cruise Control

Daniel Fernandez, dsf.my | Ariff Roose | Richard Bradbury

10:00 PM

The Pulse