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Publication

33 Examples of the Cultures and Technologies of Wetlands in Japan

33 Examples of the Cultures and Technologies of Wetlands in Japan Edited by Tatsuichi Tsujii, Koichi Sasagawa Lanuguage: English, Japanese Published: 2012, ISBN: 978-4-9904238-6-5   […]

Japanese wetlands inventory of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat

    Japanese wetlands inventory of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat IWRB Japan Committee 1989 Language: Japanese only

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International Waterbird Census

How do you know if a wetland is healthy? How do you know if a wetland is under threat? And how do you take appropriate action to avert that threat? Monitoring - long-term, repeated data collection - is the foundation for managing and understanding wetlands and the lives they support. We coordinate one of the largest and longest running monitoring programmes in the world, the International Waterbird Census.

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Wetland values, status and trends

People around the world value wetlands for many reasons: as a source of water, grazing for animals, fish for food, as well as other materials or simply as a place to relax and enjoy nature. By monitoring the status of wetlands and their species, we ensure that these values are safeguarded and restored – for humans and nature alike.

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Species

Wetlands are home to a rich abundance of animal and plant life. From tropical forests filled with dragonflies, orangutans, frogs, and tigers, to the Arctic, where migratory birds breed and marine mammals gather in summer and for migration, and from coastal wetlands teeming with playful dolphins, to drylands where wetlands provide a seasonal lifeline for species of all kinds.