Wetlands are disappearing faster, just when we need them the most


Grist

Wetlands are going the way of the glaciers.

A new federal study has cataloged the alarming demise of the nation’s coastal ecosystems. Mangroves, marshes, and other wetlands help protect homes and communities from sea surges and storms. But more than 360,000 acres disappeared between 2004 and 2009, much of it cleared to make way for coastal developmentThe Washington Post reports:

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Bolivia: Llanos de Moxos – The World’s Largest Protected Wetland


The link below is to an article reporting on the largest protected wetland in the world, Bolivia’s Llanos de Moxos.

For more visit:
http://worldwildlife.org/stories/world-s-largest-wetland-declared

World Wetlands Disaster


The link below is to an article that reports on the destruction of half of the world’s wetlands in the last 100 years.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/half-of-worlds-wetlands-destroyed-in-100-years.htm