The story of Changguangxi River(二)-----What is "wetland"
2009-03-16 16:16:54 Source：太湖明珠网
Special editorial by THMZ Xiang Xing: Paperwork/Photography /design? Jane Chen/Carol Hsu: Tanslator
The definition of wetlands in different countries and by different scholars have different interpretations. It was a rough estimate that the definition of wetlands has more than 20 kinds, some said more than 50 kinds, but generally can be divided into broad and narrow.
A narrow definition of wetland generally consider it the transition zone between lands and waters.
A broad definition take all water bodies on earth apart from the oceans (with a depth of 6 meters and above) as wetlands.