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The manipulation of a former or degraded wetland's physical, chemical, or biological characteristics to return its natural functions. Restoration practices include: re-establishment, the rebuilding of a former wetland; and rehabilitation, and repairing the functions of a degraded wetland. (Source: US EPA, 2007).

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restauration d’une zone humide
восстановление водно-болотных угодий
rehabilitación de humedales
Chinese, Simplified
استصلاح الأراضي الرطبة

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Ramsar Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly