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The world lost a third of wetlands in the last 50 years

United Nations, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) In the last 50 years the world has lost 35% of wetlands, the most threatened ecosystem, which is disappearing three times faster than forests, the United Nations warned on Friday.

As World Wetlands Day is being celebrated on Friday, experts warn this negative trend will continue as a result of rapid population growth, unsustainable production and consumption, technological development and climate change.

A broad definition of wetlands includes freshwater, marine and coastal ecosystems, such as lakes, rivers, subway aquifers, swamps, marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas, mudflats, mangroves and other coastal areas.

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