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wetland

any shallow water-covered area.
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The state is evaluating options, including improving monitoring efforts on site or some version of the federal model, where developers can choose to replicate on site or pay into a pool to construct or save wetlands elsewhere.
In a review article, Whigham and Jordan (2003) noted most research on isolated depressional wetlands has occurred in the prairie pothole region, northern bogs (i.e., Canada) and in Carolina bays.
Environmentalists, biologists and others concerned about the health of the planet and its inhabitants recognize the key role wetlands play in life on Earth.
One of the remaining wetlands sits inside a titled property while another has been turned into a lagoon.
According to a press release, the survey was supported, organised and conducted by Wetlands International, a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands.
Even more important is how the wetlands feed and provide for the communities that surround them.
Speaking at the Ngamiland World Wetlands Day on February 22 in Maun, Mr Magole said wetlands were viewed as wasteland available for dumping waste or converted for other purposes.
The theme for this year is 'Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future', which is selected to highlight the significance of wetlands for sustainable urbanization, said a press release.
In fast growing cities, wetlands are often viewed as a wasteland, places to dump rubbish, fill in or convert to other uses.
As with each year since 1997, February 2 will be dedicated to raising global awareness about the important role of wetlands for people and the planet.
In this special issue, we focused on restoration and management of healthy wetlands. There are 3 aspects and 11 papers on biodiversity protection, hydrology management, and habitat restoration in the current special issue.
At a glance, wetlands -- large expanses of swamps -- seem like public nuisances, a waste of space; occupying prime land which could otherwise be turned into sprawling shopping malls, hotels or theme parks devoid of any green.

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