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2006-11-07 12:40:00

Wetlands play a vital role in society, yet they remain among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. In an effort to preserve wetlands, ESA began the GlobWetland project in 2003 to address these threats using satellite imagery. Three years later, the wetland and scientific communities are reviewing the role of Earth observation technologies in wetland preservation. Over one hundred wetland and Earth observation (EO) experts from around the world gathered at ESA's...

2006-02-02 05:15:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG -- The destruction of the world's wetlands is exacerbating global disasters such as floods and famines and is a potential source of conflict in volatile regions, environmentalists said on Thursday. "By a conservative estimate, about 50 percent of the wetlands worldwide are gone. These include rivers, swamps, marshes, small ponds, and mangrove systems," said Jane Madgwick, the chief executive officer of conservation group Wetlands International. "They are viewed as...


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