Sustaining the World's Wetlands: Setting Policy and by Richard Smardon

By Richard Smardon

This textbook and reference publication comprises designated case reviews of wetland administration around the world. With its international scope and its emphasis on coverage and administration research, the e-book is a special and precious software either for college students and for practitioners.

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This variation in conditions is instrumental to the exceptional diversity and wealth of flora and fauna. The coastal landscapes and dunes rank among Europe’s most beautiful places. On the islands, more than 900 different plant species, 300 moss species, 350 species of lichen, and 650 species of fungi occur. There is also an abundance of birds and the area plays a vital part in the survival of about 50 different species, originating from the larger part of the northern hemisphere: from northeastern Canada, Greenland, and Spitzbergen up to central Siberia.

A similar salt marsh is called a ‘‘summer Plodder’’. In the 1960s the reclamation of the Dutch Wadden area was stopped. Only maintenance of reclamation works is kept up. There is also experimentation with different species such as Juncus and Phragmites for brackish marsh creation (Bakker et al. 1993, Huiskes 1988) (Fig. 4). Fig. 3 Typical estuarine pattern. Source: Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Undated. The Wadden Sea: A Shared Nature Area, p. 7 The long chain of islands and high sandbars, approximately 50 in number, characterizes the European Wadden area.

Chapter 7 reviews the creation of the bi-national Great Lakes Wetlands Policy Consortium and the outcomes of such in the United States and Canada. It also reviews common wetland management issues in North America. Chapter 8 is a presentation of wetland management issues of the Yucatan Mexico coastal lagoons of Ria Celestun and Ria Largartos. These coastal hypersaline and mangrove fringed lagoons are highly stressed and even Ramsar References 17 recognition and biosphere reserve status does little to reduce the stress.

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