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Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Wetlands and Water

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Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Wetlands and Water

Publisher: World Resources Institute
ISBN/ASIN: 1569735972
ISBN-13: 9781569735978
Number of pages: 80

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This report covers the range of wetlands as defined by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. These include inland wetlands (such as swamps, marshes, lakes, rivers, peatlands, and underground water habitats); coastal and near-shore marine wetlands (such as coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, and estuaries); and human-made wetlands (such as rice fields (paddies), dams, reservoirs, and fish ponds).

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