Access to practical tools & resources to help Canadians better understand and conserve wetlands.

Description

Introduces the range of wetland values and functions and provides a gateway to ten fact sheets detailing the role of wetlands in:

  • flood control
  • groundwater replenishment
  • shoreline stabilisation and storm protection
  • sediment and nutrient retention and export
  • climate change mitigation
  • water purification
  • reservoirs of biodiversity
  • wetland products
  • recreation and tourism
  • cultural value
Note that this introductory page also features dollar values of wetland ecological services taken from Costanza et al.1997. The value of the world?s ecosystem services and natural capital. Nature 387, 253-260.

Additional Information:

Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, Canada and United States, World, Nunavut, United States

Submitted by: WetlandNetwork

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