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Wetland conservation


Importance of Wetlands and Water - Ducks Unlimited


Conserving wetlands for waterbirds & people


Coastal Wetlands - Conservation Field Notes with Steven Rinella


Wetland conservation in Bhutan


Wetland Restoration

Wetland conservation is aimed at protecting and preserving areas where water exists at or near the Earth's surface, such as swamps, marshes and bogs. Wetlands cover at least six per cent of the Earth and have become a focal issue for conservation due to the ecosystem services they provide. More than three billion people, around half the world’s population, obtain their basic water needs from inland freshwater wetlands. The same number of people rely on rice as their staple food, a crop grown largely in natural and artificial wetlands. In some parts of the world, such as the Kilombero wetland in Tanzania, almost the entire local population relies on wetland cultivation for their livelihoods.
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    • Wetland definition 

    • Wetland functions 

    • Conservation by country