Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What is Wetland Conservation?

What You Need to Know About Wetland Conservation

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Wetland Conservation, as implied by its name, is a subdivision of conservation focusing on waterways, standing water, and the land around them, usually including swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas. Wetlands have become a focal issue for conservation due to their biological production, ability to filter and store water, mitigate flood damages, importance in providing habitat and food for waterfowl, as well as the many other species they host. From economic importance, to aesthetics, the reasons for protecting wetlands have become quite numerous over the past several decades.  READ MORE

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