Conservation and Management of Greek Wetlands: Proceedings of a Workshop on Greek Wetlands, Thessaloniki, Greece, 17-21 April, 1989

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P. A. Gerakēs
IUCN, 1992 - 493 Seiten
 

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Seite 11 - Convention wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres.
Seite 163 - Each has his own hut, wherein he dwells, upon one of the platforms, and each has also a trap-door giving access to the lake beneath; and their wont is to tie their baby children by the foot with a string, to save them from rolling into the water. They feed their horses and their other beasts upon fish, which abound in the lake to such a degree that a man has only to open his trap-door and to let down a basket by a rope into the water, and then to wait a very short time, when he draws it up quite...
Seite 47 - Conference in 1987 defined the wise use of wetlands as "their sustainable utilization for the benefit of humankind in a way compatible with the maintenance of the natural properties of the ecosystem".
Seite 107 - Pages 87-160 in JR Clark and J. Benforado (eds.). Wetlands of Bottomland Hardwood Forests. Elsevier. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Seite 163 - At the first, the piles which bear up the platforms were fixed in their places by the whole body of the citizens, but since that time the custom which has prevailed about fixing them is this : — they are brought from a hill called Orbelus, and every man drives in three for each wife that he marries. Now the men have all many wives apiece; and this is the way in which they live. Each has his own hut, wherein he dwells, upon one of the...
Seite 29 - Functions covered include groundwater recharge and discharge, flood storage and desynchronization, shoreline anchoring and dissipation of erosive forces, sediment trapping, nutrient retention and removal, food chain support (detrital export), habitat for fish and wildlife, and active and passive recreation. The...
Seite 11 - However, it has not signed other, very important ones, eg, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention...
Seite 9 - Hydrology is probably the single most important determinant for the establishment and maintenance of specific types of wetlands and wetland processes...
Seite 158 - Water quality maintenance: Pollution filter Sediment removal Oxygen production Nutrient recycling Chemical and nutrient absorption • Aquatic productivity • Microclimate regulator • World climate (ozone layer...
Seite 109 - ... to preserve genetic diversity (the range of genetic material found in the world's organisms), on which depend the functioning of many of the above processes and life-support systems, the breeding programmes necessary for the protection and improvement of cultivated plants, domesticated animals and microorganisms, as well as much scientific and medical advance, technical innovation, and the security of the many industries that use living resources; c. to ensure the sustainable utilization of species...

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