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Wetlands: The living waters-A review

S.R. Arya and Elizabeth K. Syriac
Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram- 695 522, Kerala, India.
aaryanarayan@gmail.com

Page Range:
122-129
Article ID:
R-1717
Online Published:
17-04-2018
Abstract
Wetlands are the link between land and water which provide imperative services to living forms. There are different kinds of wetlands around the world performing vivacious functions like water conservation, food supply, cultural value, biodiversity hotspots, pollution abatement etc. Nevertheless, increasing human population has lead to urbanization and land use changes resulting in climate change and pollution and ultimately in wetland destruction. Henceforth, conservation of wetlands is significant; for that at the international level Ramsar convention was steered and selected most important wetlands in the world which are under destruction. India has 26 Ramsar sites. Particulars regarding different kinds of wetlands, its significance, conservation and major wetlands in India are reviewed in this paper.
Keywords
Conservation, Ramsar, Wetlands management.
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