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Marine and Freshwater

Definition(s)

Coastal wetlands can be coastal lagoons, estuaries, saltmarshes, inshore rocky reefs, and sandy slopes. (Source: Ramsar Handbook 17 - Designing Ramsar Sites). Coastal wetlands include saltwater and freshwater wetlands located within coastal watersheds. (Source: EPA, U.S.A.)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
marine wetland

In other languages

French
zone humide côtière
Russian
прибрежные водно-болотные угодья
Spanish
humedal costero
Arabic
أراضي رطبة ساحلية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with coastal wetland

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Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Ramsar Convention
Offshore Protocol
Abidjan Convention
Jeddah Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly