In part 2 of their two-part series on wetland ecosystems, Jonah and Camden delve into some of the most degraded wetlands in the world, as well as efforts to restore critical wetland ecosystems.


Sources & Links:

Read today’s news article on the Chinese Paddlefish extinction 

And follow these links to learn more about the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, wetland issues, and the sites mentioned in today’s episode: 


Aral Sea: 


Iraqi Marshes: 


Prairie Potholes: 

Inner Niger Delta & other African wetlands: 


Colorado River Delta: 


Danube River Delta:


The Salton Sea: 


A recent paper on stork breeding success in a mosaic landscape in Nepal: 


AND some good literature on wetlands worldwide:

Darwall, W.R.T, R.A. Holland, K.G. Smith, et al. 2011. Implications of bias in conservation research and investment for freshwater species. Conservation Letters 4: 474-482.

Junk, W.J., S. An, C.M. Finlayson, et al. 2013. Current state of knowledge regarding the world’s wetlands and their future under global climate change: a synthesis. Aquatic Sciences 75: 151-167.

Strayer, D.L. and D. Dudgeon. 2010. Freshwater biodiversity conservation: recent progress and future challenges. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29: 344-358.


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