Water | VOL.10, ISSUE 59, March-April 2010 |

Wetland Conservation

Wetlands, natural and man made, freshwater or brackish, provide numerous ecological services. The density of birds, in particular, is an accurate indication of the ecological health of a particular wetland. However, unsustainable use of wetlands without reckoning of their assimilative capacity constitutes a major threat to the conservation and management of these vital biodiversity rich areas. This restricts the prospects of future generations to utilise the benefits of services provided by wetlands. Definition The term ‘wetlands’ refers to a broad...

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