Detailed coverage of definitions, typology, functions and values, and sustainable management. Includes thirteen case studies, making this a very detailed and valuable reference for wetland professionals.
'A general index concludes this very useful and practical manual devoted to tropical freshwater wetlands.' International Review of Hydrobiology, 4:83 (1998)
Section 1: Introduction and Presentation. Section 2: Tropical Freshwater Wetlands: Definitions and Typology. Section 3: Functions and Values of Wetlands. Section 4: Interventions. Section 5: Detrimental Impacts of Interventions. Section 6: Sustainable Management: Guiding Principles and Practical Approaches. Appendix A: Case Studies. Appendix B: Information Sheets. Appendix C: Alternatives, and Prevention, Mitigation and Compensation Measures. Appendix D: Additional Texts and Tables. Appendix E: References and Bibliographical Sources. Appendix F: Index of Bibliographical Sources. Appendix G: Information and Expertise Sources. Appendix H: Index of Information and Expertise Sources. Appendix I: Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols. Appendix J: Copyrighted Texts and Illustrations.
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