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Sewage ponds a refuge for wetland-deprived waterbirds

Chris Merkord

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Christopher G. Murray, Andrew J. Hamilton


By 2080, coastal wetlands may occupy 70 per cent less of the planet than they do today. Sea-level rise, triggered by climate change, will account for around one-third of the decline. The impact of this loss on waterbirds, the most recognisable group of wetland fauna, is unknown. But, we believe that certain wetlands – particularly waste treatment ponds – are important for many waterfowl species.


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