This report covers the range of wetlands as defined by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. These include inland wetlands (such as swamps, marshes, lakes, rivers, peatlands, and underground water habitats); coastal and near-shore marine wetlands (such as coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, and estuaries); and human-made wetlands (such as rice fields (paddies), dams, reservoirs, and fish ponds).
Millenium Ecosystem Assessment. 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Wetlands and Water Synthesis Report.
Ratner, B.D. (2005)
World Resources Institute , Washington DC. 68pp