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:

https://www.wetlands.org/wetlands/ 

https://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.358.aspx.pdf 

https://www.ramsar.org 

 

Aral Sea:

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/AralSea 

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/77193/the-aral-sea-before-the-streams-ran-dry 

 

Iraqi Marshes: 

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/Iraq 

https://www.wetlands.org/casestudy/conserving-and-restoring-the-iconic-marshes-of-southern-iraq/ 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/07/150709-iraq-marsh-arabs-middle-east-water-environment-world/ 

 

Prairie Potholes:

https://www.fws.gov/wetlands/documents/Status-and-Trends-of-Prairie-Wetlands-in-the-United-States-1997-to-2009.pdf 

Inner Niger Delta & other African wetlands:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286443601_Zwarts_L_Bijlsma_RG_van_der_Kamp_J_Wymenga_E_2009_Living_on_the_edge_Wetlands_and_birds_in_a_changing_Sahel_KNNV_publishing_Zeist_The_Netherlands 

https://www.water-energy-food.org/resources/resources-detail/the-inner-niger-delta-nexus-dynamics-at-the-heart-of-the-sahel/ 

 

Colorado River Delta:

https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/colorado-river-delta-proof-natures-resiliency 

https://raisetheriver.org 

 

Danube River Delta:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/27/it-is-amazing-how-quickly-mother-nature-can-recover-restoring-ukraines-rich-wetlands-aoe?fbclid=IwAR0NhikZB24lzz8A2FJFPsvXgGtxlpBtGPrr5vSzPAnTsTQm_LjL5LtJ0k4

 

The Salton Sea:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/11/the-airborne-toxic-lake-event/414888/ 

 

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

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336207835_First_assessment_of_factors_affecting_the_breeding_success_of_two_stork_species_in_lowland_Nepal_using_Bayesian_Network_models 

 

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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