Overuse of wetland resources (Science Daily)

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130324201817.htm

Losing Wetlands to Grow Crops

Getting enough to eat is a basic human need — but at what cost to the environment? Research published in BioMed Central’s journal Agriculture & Food Security demonstrates that as their crops on higher ground fail due to unreliable rainfall, people in countries like Uganda are increasingly relocating to wetland areas. Unless the needs of these people are addressed in a more sustainable way, overuse of wetland resources through farming, fishing, and hunting will continue.

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About Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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