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National Wetland Policies: The Basics

  • Royal C. Gardner
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Abstract

A national wetland policy is a published governmental statement that articulates how wetland conservation and management is to be achieved within a particular jurisdiction. The policy may be contained in a legally binding instrument, such as a statute or decree, or it may be contained in a nonlegally binding aspirational document. Ideally, a national wetland policy includes assessable goals, timelines for achievement of those goals, roles and responsibilities of various actors, and budget commitments that provide adequate financial support for implementation.

Keywords

Law Policy Ramsar convention 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Biodiversity Law and PolicyStetson University College of LawGulfportUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Land, Water and SocietyCharles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  3. 3.UNESCO-IHEDelftThe Netherlands

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