Wetlands management
 

Wetlands include a wide variety of habitats such as marshes, peatlands, floodplains, rivers and lakes, and coastal areas such as salt marshes, mangroves, and sea grass beds, but also coral reefs and other marine areas no deeper than six meters at low tide, as well as human-made wetlands such as waste-water treatment ponds and reservoirs. Wetlands play a number of roles in the environment, principally water purification, flood control, and shoreline stability. Wetlands are also considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life. The UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment determined that environmental degradation is more prominent within wetland systems than any other ecosystem on Earth.

 

 

 

Title

Authors

Country

Date

Reviving Wetlands –Sustainable Management of Wetlands and Shallow Lakes

Global Nature Fund (GNF)

Europe

2004

Frameworks for managing Wetlands of International Importance and other wetland sites

Ramsar Convention Secretariat,

All

2007

Mangrove Management Handbook

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Manila, Philippines

All

2000

The Management of Natural Coastal Carbon Sinks

IUCN

All

2009

Mangrove Forest Management Guidelines

FAO

All

1994