• Wetlands

    Water is essential for life on Earth and a critical natural resource that underpins all social and economic activity. Ensuring water and sanitation for all is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 6) of the 2030 Agenda. Target 6.6 specifically aims to protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including wetlands. This map shows the total area covered by inland vegetated wetlands. It includes swamps, marshes, peatlands, bogs and fens, the vegetated parts of floodplains as well as rice paddies and flood recession agriculture.

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