Wet and wild
From the Florida Everglades (pictured) to Botswana's Okavango Delta, wetlands are some of the most wildlife-rich places on Earth. Intrepid eco-tourists come to these often-buggy, perpetually moist lands to see everything from rare species of wading birds to prehistoric-sized reptiles.
Even though they are a paradise for birders and adventure-seekers, many wetlands lack the infrastructure that would make them heavily visited eco-tourism destinations. Some might have boardwalk trails and boat tours, but other, more remote destinations, require hopping on a bush plane or even paddling through swampland in a dugout canoe.
So while there may be a steady stream of thrill-seekers wanting to see crocodiles or snakes, these ecosystems remain havens for the wildlife that call them home and should be preserved. Here are 8 wetlands from around the world you can visit.