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Definition of wetlands

What is a wetland?

• A wetland is an area that is permanently or seasonally waterlogged with fresh, saline or marine waters, including both natural and man-made areas that support characteristic plants and animals, the depth of which at low tide does not exceed 6 metres.
• Examples of wetlands include swamps, marshes, shallow lakes, oxbow lakes, dams, river banks, rice paddies, fish ponds, lake shores and sea shores. They also include coastal and marine areas such as deltas, estuaries, mudflats, mangrove, salt marshes, seagrass beds and shallow reefs.


    List down the wetlands within your locality.