- Written by Web Master
- Category: Latest
I started the site Wetland Research in the way most things are created, in order to scratch an itch. The internet has had such a profound effect on research, that most information can be found on the internet in one form or another. The downside to the distributed nature of the internet is that important information can easily be overlooked or just not turn up in the search engines.
In my own searching, I have found this to be true and have thought:
"Wouldn't it be great if there were one site that had just enough information to get me started and also had at least a half dozen links to the important information on this topic?"
To me, what makes wetland very interesting to study is its interdisciplinary nature. (hydrogology, biology, Law, Chemistry, policy, and many other fields) Due to this, it seems that much information on the field is scattered widely throughout the web in places that the casual searcher may not stumble upon.
The wiki is intended for all users, from professionals in the field to students writing a book report on a local wetland. By using Mediawiki, the same software used by Wikipedia, anyone can add something of value to the project, a write up on a local wetland, a report on legislation anything topical that you think is worthwhile. However, please remember to respect the copyrights of the owner when posting materials other than your own.
So I purchased the domain name, dusted off my paltry PHP and Linux skills, ponied up some change for the hosting fees, fired up the Wiki...and....here we are!
Wetlands in the News
LEESBURG, Ga.-(Ammoland.com)-Landowners and government agencies are teaming up in southwest Georgia to conserve rare wetlands and their rarest plant species – endangered Canby’s dropwort. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded $1.19...
Instillation of two solar power gates at the Hunter Wetlands Centre has marked the finish of boundary fencing around the popular Shortland environmental site. State Member for Wallsend Ms Sonia Hornery MP was at the Wetlands on Thursday to officially open...
The Sacramento County Planning Commission voted Monday to allow developer Angelo K. Tsakopoulos to develop open space in Sacramento County’s Vineyard area that residents long believed would remain a protected wetland preserve. The commission’s 3-1 vote...
The West Bengal government has proposed lifting building and land conversion restrictions in a section of the 12,500 hectares of East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), angering environmentalists who say the move will kill the world’s largest organic sewage...
Land reclamation projects and development along China’s coastline are endangering the country’s already-limited marine wetlands, which birds, fish, and even people depend on for sustenance and shelter, environmental group Greenpeace announced in a...