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General Information about Wetland

Coverage of Wetlands in the World


As suggested by the UNEP's World Conservation Monitoring Centre, about 570 million hectares (5.7 million km2), i.e. roughly 6% of the Earth's land surface are wetlands. Of which 2% are lakes, 30% bogs, 26% fens, 20% swamps and 15% floodplains.

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Last Review Date : 14 February 2017