"There are plenty of places where things can go wrong,'' said Lealdon Langley, director of the wetlands
and waterways program at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
in this area were notably diverse and included "bogs" dominated by Sphagnum mosses, emergent marshes, riparian fens, forested swamps, vernal pools, and ponds, many with 1-3 m of standing water.
in recent decades has brought the issue of wetlands
loss to the forefront of debates on zoning and land use planning.
Aside from serving as natural water storage areas, wetlands
also function as flood conveyance and provide a habitat to fish and wildlife.
It also supports efforts by MECA to designate the reserve as a Ramsar site - wetlands
that are recognised as being of international importance - in addition to promoting better understanding of how the Wetlands
Reserve functions as an ecosystem for the waterbirds and other marine and terrestrial life that depend upon it throughout the year.
Conservationists say over 87 percent of all the wetland
areas actually provide food and additional household income for Colombo's urban poor.
He said the abundant vegetation found in urban wetlands
act as a filter for domestic and industrial waste, which contributes to improved water quality.
like Rawal Lake are also essential as they provide cities with multiple economic, social and cultural benefits.
In Sindh, wetlands
are increasingly drying up and becoming more water depleted, which reflects the impact of water demand upon wetlands
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The restoration and management of healthy wetland
ecosystem mainly adopt biological, ecological, and engineering technology, gradually restore the structure and function of degraded wetland
ecosystem, and finally reach the selfsustaining state of wetland
The majority of these transgressions have gone largely unpunished while encroachment on wetlands
continues to flourish.