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wetlands

Wetlands occur in every country, from the tundra to the tropics. How much of the earth’s surface is presently composed of wetlands is not known exactly…

The World Conservation Monitoring Centre has suggested an estimate of about 5.7 million km2, roughly 6% of the Earth’s land surface. Of these...
  • 30% are bogs,


  • 26% fens,


  • 20% swamps,


  • 15% floodplains, and


  • 2% are lakes.
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