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The Ramsar Convention defines wetlands as:
- Lakes and rivers.
- Underground aquifers.
- Swamps and marshes.
- Wet grasslands.
- Deltas and tidal flats.
- Mangroves and other coastal areas.
- Coral reefs.
- All human-made sites including fish ponds, rice paddies, salt pans and reservoirs.
For more information see Ramsar sites.
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