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Legal aspects of the conservation of wetlands

papers presented at an international conference held in Lyon, 23-26 September 1987

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Published by IUCN in Gland, Switzerland .
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  • Wetland conservation -- Law and legislation -- Congresses.,
  • Wetland conservation -- Congresses.

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    Other titlesAspects juridiques de la protection des zones humides
    Statementscientific direction, Jean Untermaier = Aspects juridiques de la protection des zones humides : communications présentées à la conferérence internationale de Lyon, 23-26 septembre 1987 / direction scientifique, Jean Untermaier.
    SeriesIUCN environmental policy and law paper ;, no. 25, The IUCN conservation library
    ContributionsUntermaier, Jean., Société française pour le droit de l"environnement., IUCN Commission on Environmental Policy, Law, and Administration., International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK3517 .A55 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 202 p. :
    Number of Pages202
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL609209M
    ISBN 102831700736
    LC Control Number96205042
    OCLC/WorldCa26222805

    A wetland is a distinct ecosystem that is flooded by water, either permanently or seasonally, where oxygen-free processes prevail. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapted to the unique hydric ds play a number of functions, including water purification, water storage, .   Among the prominent legal regulations constituted by European Union about protection of biological diversity are Endangered Species Act, The Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds, Wild Birds Directive and Council Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora, that is, Fauna‐Flora‐Habitat Directive (FFH). Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat approach, . of the scientific aspects of wetlands balanced with legal, institutional, and economic realities. As interest in wetlands has grown, so too have professional organizations and agencies that are concerned with wetlands, as well as the amount of journals and literature on wetland science. Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems on Earth.


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General presentations of the international aspects of wetlands conservation and the functioning of the Convention are followed by individual case studies and country reports. A great amount of detail on administrative practices of selected countries was obtained through the use of a questionnaire, which is produced in an Annex to the : Jean Untermaier.

Legal Aspects of the Conservation of Wetlands Aspects juridiques de la protection des zones humides Papers presented at an international conference held in Lyon, September Communications présentées à la conférence internationale de Lyon, Septembre Scientific Direction/Direction scientifique: Jean Untermaier.

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