Title

Constraints to Successful Rehabilitation of Subtropical and Tropical Wetlands

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1999

Keywords

Water Hyacinth, International Perspective, Nile Perch, Rehabilitation, Scheme, Small Wetland

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4683-8_30

Abstract

Discussions of wetland rehabilitation in the subtropics and tropics, including those of the current volume, usually consider an individual wetland in its entirety without recognizing the influence of ecotones in successful rehabilitation. Additionally, only rarely do authors consider the option of multipurpose utilization of wetlands as essential components of rehabilitation schemes. Far too much emphasis is placed on wetland structure without considering viable, needed functional options that may lack “natural ”wetland structure. This article discusses these aspects within a context of evolving landscapes and expanding populations in the subtropics and tropics, while re-emphasizing the importance of community involvement seen in many of the chapters in this volume.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Constraints to Successful Rehabilitation of Subtropical and Tropical Wetlands, in W. J. Streever (Ed.), An International Perspective on Wetland Rehabilitation, Springer, p. 319-326

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