Rethinking wetland restoration: Smaller wetlands more valuable than previously thought

potholesFrom Science Daily:

“Most efforts to protect and restore wetlands mistakenly focus on preserving only total wetland area, with no consideration of ecosystem services provided by different wetland types, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.  The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Ecological Applications last month, shows wetland loss follows a strong pattern, with smaller, isolated wetlands being lost in much greater numbers than larger wetlands. … “

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  • Interesting! I just read the rest of the linked article. First of all, I just want to mention that it is awesome that all the information is backed up by peer-reviewed journals. It was also cool to see that all the wetlands are connected in an interlinking chain and depend on each other. If one of them dries out or is destroyed by people, the lives of the other connected lands are put at stake. This really makes wetland restoration a lot more crucial to our society!

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